SADS UK campaigning 10 years ago lobbying Government for defibrillators in schools which reached and was supported by millions of people. Anne Jolly MBE spoke with policymakers and subsequently the Department for Education advised schools that they should consider having a defibrillator as part of their First Aid equipment.
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.
Statement from Founder of SADS UK, Anne Jolly MBE. The national cardiac charity SADS UK, set up in honour of my son Ashley Jolly in 1998 has been working for over 10 years to bring in legislation to make defibrillators mandatory in schools; including bringing Early Day Motions and petitions to Parliament.
SADS UK is pleased that a lifesaving defibrillator has been placed at Abbots Farm Infants School.