SADS UK supports the letter sent by Dr Zafar Iqbal to Boris Johnson ahead of the second reading of the defibrillator bill on the 10th September.
August 8, 2021
The SADS UK Big Shock Campaign urging Government to make defibrillators available in all schools reached around 25 million people and the SADS UK petition taken to No. 10 Downing Street had enormous impact. The subsequent advice to schools was that a defibrillator would be a lifesaving addition to the schools first aid kit. It is good to have football players such as Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson supporting defibrillators in schools and sports clubs, as well as eminent cardiologists Professor Sanjay Sharma and Dr Jan Till. SADS UK continues to urge Government to legislate to make defibrillators compulsory.
Anne Jolly MBE, Founder of SADS UK, pictured above being interviewed at 10 Downing Street regarding the SADS UK Big Shock Campaign.
Read the BBC Sport Article here : Defibrillators: Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson sign letter to government - BBC Sport
May 26, 2022
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.
March 23, 2022
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.
March 16, 2022
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.
3 Team Mates from Hughsie FC take on 3 Week Trek in the Himalayas In Memory of Adam “Skipper” Hughes
March 9, 2022
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).
December 9, 2021
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.
November 29, 2021
Since the tragic death of 18 year old Rachael Kiely–Cohen in 2014, family and friends have been supporting SADS UK and the charity’s Big Shock Campaign to make defibrillators available in all schools and the community to help save lives.
September 16, 2021
SADS UK thanks Emily, her Mum Glenna and Waterlooville Sainsbury's staff for raising awareness and funds for SADS UK in memory of Steve, who tragically passed away from SADS in November 2020. Thanks to the Waterlooville Community for their kind donations and support.
August 4, 2021
SADS UK praises young footballer Bayley for raising funds to place 2 lifesaving defibrillators at Middlewich Town FC to help save lives. SADS UK Middlewich Representative Linda Boden said “Every morning throughout June Bayley has been getting up at 6am and running a couple of miles before going to school and sometimes in the evening until he ran a marathon." Bayley was inspired to fundraise and help protect his teammates after Danish player Christian Eriksen suddenly collapsed during a Euro 2020 match.
July 29, 2021
SADS UK thanks Helen, Jordanne and all of their friends and family for their kind support in memory of Laura. Laura passed away suddenly in July 2019 aged just 38. Her family and friends raised awareness and funds for SADS UK to mark what would have been Laura's 40th birthday. With the funds raised they were keen to donate a defibrillator to Toe2Toe Fitness as the fitness centre understands how important this equipment is, and both Helen and Jordanne wanted them to benefit from having a defibrillator on their premises.
July 21, 2021
When the InXpress Gives Back Committee asked if anyone knew of any causes the franchise network could support, SADS UK member Lisa Savage suggested supporting SADS UK by providing an accessible defibrillator to help save lives.
July 20, 2021
SADS UK are pleased to partner with the Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board and Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust funding PADS Officer Tomos Hughes for the first years of the project and continuing to support the Welsh initiative to help save lives. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) launched a brand new Mobile Cardiology Unit at Llyn Brenig. It is part of a wider project between SADS UK, the Health Board and the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust.
June 28, 2021
SADS UK is pleased to be supporting the Tesco Havant and Friends Team as they prepare to take on the National 3 Peaks Challenge and also hold in-store fundraisers in memory of their colleague and friend Steve Williams. A truly remarkable effort by everyone which is testament to how much Steve is loved and missed by his colleagues and all who knew him. The funds raised will greatly assist the charity in its aim to save lives
June 21, 2021
A life-saving project which is a partnership between the Health Board, the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and SADS UK to provide access to hundreds of defibrillators across North Wales and teach people how to respond to a cardiac arrest has been hailed a success. Starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using a defibrillator before the arrival of an ambulance increases the chance of survival from a cardiac arrest significantly.
June 1, 2021
SADS UK thanks Rose Ling who recently took on a 30 day 100 mile walking challenge raising awareness and funds for SADS UK in memory of her dear friend Amelie who tragically passed away in 2020 aged just 28.
May 26, 2021
SADS UK praises Patrick for his bravery and honesty in speaking so openly in the BBC Documentary about his feelings since the sudden and tragic death of his sister Lauren. Our thoughts continue to be with Patrick, Adrian, Maria and all of Lauren's family and friends.
April 8, 2021
SADS UK is pleased to be working with Karl Lansley to assist the Carli Lansley Foundation by providing defibrillators in the community to save lives in memory of Carli Lansley who tragically passed away in June 2017, aged 36.
March 18, 2021
SADS UK is pleased that a lifesaving defibrillator has been placed at Abbots Farm Infants School.
December 10, 2019
An Early Day Motion was tabled in Parliament in 2007 on behalf of SADS congratulating the charity with their lifesaving work and urging Government to bring forward a strategy to make defibrillators available on all school premises