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SADS UK Statement : 24th January 2023

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.

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SADS UK Supports Members in donating 2 Defibrillators to Help Save Lives

SADS UK were pleased to support members Angela and David Hosking in donating two new defibrillators to Ashfield Community First Responders Team in memory of their beloved daughter Joanne to help save lives. 

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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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SADS UK Supports Restart A Heart Day

SADS UK are proud to have been involved in an excellent CPR & Defibrillator Training event at Hamptons Sport & Leisure Centre on Saturday 16th October 2021 to mark Restart a Heart Day - an annual initiative led by Resuscitation Council UK which aims to increase the number of people surviving out-of hospital cardiac arrests.

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Statement form Anne Jolly, MBE, Founder of SADS UK

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. 

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SADS UK partnership in a lifesaving programme to help improve survival rates after a cardiac arrest is being supported with almost £2.5m over the next three years by the Welsh Government.

SADS UK is proud to be a part of the North Wales Partnership to help save lives across Wales. We are pleased that the Welsh Government will be providing almost £2.5m towards a lifesaving programme to help improve survival rates after a cardiac arrest.  The funding will raise awareness about the cardiac arrest chain of survival and fund new educational and training resources, including improving public access to defibrillators. 

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