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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Statement from SADS UK - Government Announcement that State-Funded Schools  across England will receive Defibrillators

Statement from SADS UK - Government Announcement that State-Funded Schools across England will receive Defibrillators

SADS UK welcomes the Government’s announcement that all state funded secondary schools who do not already have a defibrillator on site will be provided with a defibrillator by July 2023.  After the charity’s many years of campaigning and liaising with Government and the Dept for Education there will now be at least one lifesaving device in every school should a person suffer a cardiac arrest.

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International Paediatric Brugada Syndrome Database

International Paediatric Brugada Syndrome Database

SADS UK is proud to be supporting the International Paediatric Brugada Syndrome Database.  More details about the project description can be found by clicking read more below. 

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SADS UK delivers Lifesaving Initiative to Year 8 Pupils

SADS UK delivers Lifesaving Initiative to Year 8 Pupils

SADS UK provided essential lifesaving skills to Year 8 pupils at Grays Convent High School on Tuesday 12th July 2022, our aim is to create a generation of lifesavers, being that every school leaver is trained to recognise and respond appropriately to a cardiac arrest emergency in a bid to increase survival rates from out of hospital cardiac arrest. 

Up to 60,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals in the UK every year, and the current survival rate in the UK is only 8%. Evidence from across the globe demonstrates that teaching school pupils basic life support skills can have a dramatic effect on cardiac arrest survival rates. Seattle and some Nordic cities have survival rates of more than 25%.

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SADS Live : 30th Anniversary Celebration

SADS Live : 30th Anniversary Celebration

Anne and John Jolly, Founders of SADS UK were pleased to speak live with Dr Mike Ackerman of the SADS Foundation on Friday 8th July.  Anne and John talk about their special relationship with the SADS Foundations through the years and the many conferences they have attended. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the SADS Foundation.

Click on Read more below to hear the incredible episode of SADS Live with SADS UK, the SADS Foundation and Canadian SADS Foundation. Learn more about the Founders of each organisation, what they’re looking forward to in the future for the international SADS Foundation community.



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Defibrillator donated in memory of Clare Yates

Defibrillator donated in memory of Clare Yates

SADS UK are pleased to have supported Mark Yates in donating a defibrillator to Buttercup Tea Rooms, Billesdon, in loving memory of his wife Clare who passed away in November 2021. Clare worked at Buttercups Tea Room and Mark wanted to help safeguard her work colleagues and equally the significant number of visitors they have on site. Read More
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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