Stride with SADS UK in Hyde Park, London to raise awareness and funds to STOP SADS – Sunday 14th May 2023 – more details coming soon!

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Preventing loss of life from SADS, Sudden Death

About Us

About Us

The cardiac charity SADS UK aims to save lives, providing information, funding research and medical equipment to prevent premature sudden cardiac death. Working in the areas of Research, Prevention and Emergency Care lives have been saved as a direct result of the work of SADS UK. SADS UK holds the Annual National Lifesaver Awards to honour people who have saved lives in the community using CPR and the defibrillator.

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DEFIBRILLATORS

DEFIBRILLATORS

The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has developed over the years. Years ago only medics could use a defibrillator in a cardiac arrest emergency, now anyone can use this lifesaving equipment. Administering CPR and the defibrillator is the most powerful combination in saving life and the earlier it is applied the better the chance is of a person surviving cardiac arrest.For every minute that passes without defibrillation the chances of survival diminish by 10%.

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MEDICAL

MEDICAL

SADS UK works with major Heart Hospitals around the country, providing funding for projects that deepen the understanding of cardiac arrhythmia and genetic conditions that can cause SADS, sudden cardiac death. The aim is to prevent tragic premature death and provide important information to better identify and treat individuals and families at risk.

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GET INVOLVED

GET INVOLVED

The energy and commitment of members and supporters is inspirational as they take on all sorts of fundraising events, from coffee mornings and cheese and wine evenings to families getting together to do the Big Fun Run or arranging a gig, charity night or a quiz at their local pub. Whether you prefer the adrenaline rush of a Skydive, the challenge of running a marathon, or a coffee morning with friends, SADS UK has a lot of fundraising ideas and events to suit all ages and abilities.

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REMEMBRANCE

SADS UK welcomes stories from members about their experiences, loss, grief and how SADS, sudden cardiac death has affected them. Sharing our stories with others can be healing and many people benefit from knowing they are not alone in suffering a loss. With a sudden loss there is just no time to mentally prepare for what life would be like without a loved one in it. While it may be incredibly painful, we need to take time to reconcile in our minds what has happened, to try to make sense of something that seems to makes no sense. People need to be given an opportunity to talk about their loved one and assimilate what has happened, to speak or write about their unbelievable and devastating loss.

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SUPPORT

SADS UK welcomes stories from members about their experiences, loss, grief and how SADS, sudden cardiac death has affected them. Sharing our stories with others can be healing and many people benefit from knowing they are not alone in suffering a loss. With a sudden loss there is just no time to mentally prepare for what life would be like without a loved one in it. While it may be incredibly painful, we need to take time to reconcile in our minds what has happened, to try to make sense of something that seems to makes no sense. People need to be given an opportunity to talk about their loved one and assimilate what has happened, to speak or write about their unbelievable and devastating loss.

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SADS UK Working with Bristol Royal Hospital for Children - The International Paediatric Brugada Registry

SADS UK Working with Bristol Royal Hospital for Children - The International Paediatric Brugada Registry

Launch of an International Registry for a common cause of a rare event, Paediatric Sudden Cardiac Death - In 2021, SADS UK were pleased to support doctors from the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children who brought together clinicians and researchers from all over the world with the aim to better understand the rare childhood presentation of a disease called Brugada Syndrome. Dr Cecilia Gonzalez Corcia pictured on the left. 

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TEAM ASH Ride Again for SADS UK  In Memory of Ashley Livesey

TEAM ASH Ride Again for SADS UK In Memory of Ashley Livesey

TEAM ASH Ride Again for SADS UK in memory of Ashley Livesey who passed away in 2004 aged just 15.  SADS UK thanks members Gary and Julie Livesey and all their friends and family for their continued support since the tragic death of Ashley Livesey in 2004 aged just 15.  Since Ashley's death his family and friends have raised awareness and funds for SADS UK and have donated lifesaving defibrillators in their community to help save lives in his memory. Read More
Roy Tyzack Abseils 190' Water Tower for SADS UK

Roy Tyzack Abseils 190' Water Tower for SADS UK

SADS UK thanks Roy Tyzack for taking on the 190' Abseil Challenge at Harlow Water Tower raising awareness and funds for SADS UK. Read More
Edmonton Mum makes Strides to STOP SADS

Edmonton Mum makes Strides to STOP SADS

SADS UK member Hilary Robinson has supported SADS UK over many years in memory of her beloved daughter Kimberly who passed away in 2001 aged just 18. We are grateful to Hilary and her friends and family for joining us at the Stride with SADS UK event in Hyde Park on Sunday 8th May 2022.  Read More
Debbie's Brighton Marathon to raise funds to place defibrillators

Debbie's Brighton Marathon to raise funds to place defibrillators

SADS UK thanks Debbie for taking part in the Brighton Marathon on 10th April 2022 raising awareness and funds for SADS UK to place defibrillators in her community in Dunfermline to help save lives in memory of Stephen Holland. Read More
Roy Tyzack to abseil Harlow Water Tower for SADS UK

Roy Tyzack to abseil Harlow Water Tower for SADS UK

Roy Tyzack is taking on an abseil challenge down the 190' high water tower at Church Langley, Harlow on Saturday 14th May 2022.

Roy Tyzack is a 75-year-old retired Police Detective, having served with both the Metropolitan Police and Essex Police. He is now a First Response Medic and Qualified First Aid Instructor and Lead Instructor for the SADS UK 'HEARTWIZE' Scheme teaching CPR and defibrillator training to Year 10's in Essex schools to create a generation of lifesavers.

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3 Team Mates from Hughsie FC take on 3 Week Trek in the Himalayas In Memory of Adam “Skipper” Hughes

3 Team Mates from Hughsie FC take on 3 Week Trek in the Himalayas In Memory of Adam “Skipper” Hughes

Phil Skayman, Jamie Hallam and Adam Cropper of Hughsie FC will be taking on the challenge of a 3-week trek in the Himalayas on 5th April 2022.  They are members of SADS UK’s 11-a-side charity football team formed in memory of friend and Captain Adam Hughes who tragically passed away in May 2009 aged just 25 from SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome).

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Annual Joe Spooner Darts Tournament 2022

Annual Joe Spooner Darts Tournament 2022

SADS UK thanks Tracey, Stephen and everyone who supported the Annual Joe Spooner Darts Tournament. Joe tragically passed away aged 15 in 2005 and since his death Tracey and Stephen have supported SADS UK and raised awareness and funds in his memory which has enabled over 35 defibrillators to be donated to schools and communities in memory of Joe to help save lives. Read More
FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL HEART MONTH

February 2022 is National Heart Month  - an annual event to raise awareness and encourage people to look after their heart.  SADS UK invites members to get involved in a number of different ways : raising awareness and funds to place a Community Public Access Defibrillator to help save lives, Wear it Red Day on 14th February 2022, hold a fundraising event for SADS UK on Valentines Day, share your story on social media and tag @SADSUK. ♥ 

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SADS UK New Patron Dr Amir Khan GP

SADS UK New Patron Dr Amir Khan GP

PATRON ANNOUNCEMENT -SADS UK

SADS UK are proud to have the support of our new Patron Dr. Amir Khan GP(MBCHB (Hons) MRCGP DCH DRCOG PGCE DipDiab)  Dr Khan is the Resident Doctor on ITV’s Lorraine and Good Morning Britain.  Dr Khan says “As a GP in my practice in Bradford  I have experienced first-hand the devastating effect of SADS on individuals and families and have supported families through this difficult time.  I endorse the work of SADS UK and their commitment to families who have been affected by SADS or are living with inherited cardiac conditions.  SADS UK have worked for over 20 years placing defibrillators in schools, sports centres and communities to help save lives should a person suffer a cardiac arrest.  I am proud to become a Patron of such an important charity.”

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Defibrillator donated to The Crown, Cowley In Memory of Charlie Naughton

Defibrillator donated to The Crown, Cowley In Memory of Charlie Naughton

Charlie Naughton tragically passed away from SADS on 29th June 2021 aged just 29.  He was in The Crown, Cowley, London watching the England vs Germany game when Harry Kane scored he suddenly collapsed while others around him were celebrating.  The ambulance services worked tirelessly on Charlie for 3 hours, however they could not save him.

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SADS UK Charity Football Team Hughsie FC

SADS UK Charity Football Team Hughsie FC

SADS UK Charity Football Team Hughsie FC, formed in memory of Adam Hughes, continue to raise awareness and funds for SADS UK in memory of Adam who passed away in his sleep on 29th May 2009 aged just 25.  Read More