Contact SADS UK for details of our SADS memorial candle lighting, Annual Retreat and Stride to STOP SADS


Sarah French, SADS UK Raising Awareness and Fundraising Manager says "SADS UK relies heavily on fundraising. With the economic climate being tricky and grant makers needing to stretch their limited resources across more charities, fundraising is more important than ever to help the charity in their aims to save lives.

Funds raised for SADS UK are crucial and liberate the charity to carry out important initiatives:-

  • Liaising with Government agencies to improve diagnosis and treatment of people affected by SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome)
  • Raising awareness of SADS, sudden cardiac death
  • Funding research into Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome and sudden cardiac arrest
  • Funding defibrillators in schools and the community (Community Public Access Defibrillators, CPADs)
  • Funding cardiac equipment for medical establishments
  • Counselling and support for people affected by SADS or sudden cardiac arrest

"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. From contributing a monthly donation to bequeathing a gift in your Will, there are so many ways you can help make a difference. Your pub, school or Rotary Club may also like to get involved. Download one of the packs below or I'll be happy to send you appropriate information, just email or give me a call at SADS UK Head Office to discuss any fundraising ideas you have [email protected]"

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If you would like to hold a fundraising event then please contact SADS UK. Sarah French, our Raising Awareness and Fundraising Manager will be only too pleased to assist you in organising your event and can help in many ways including:

  • Printing posters for you to display to advertise the event.
  • Contacting local press to advertise the event and word a press release for you.
  • Sending you SADS UK t-shirts and sashes to wear at the event.
  • Providing you with collection boxes, stickers, balloons, key-rings, wristbands, pin badges, bookmarks and other promotional items to have around on the day to help raise awareness and funds.
  • Sending you leaflets about SADS UK and the work that we do save lives to pass to colleagues and friends.

SADS UK has places in many events up and down the country, please contact SADS UK if you wish to take part in any of the events listed and we will be able to send you a link to secure your charity place.


SADS UK has places in the following events:

  • Big Fun Runs
  • ASICS British 10k
  • TCS London Marathon
  • Virtual 2022 London Marathon
  • Vitality Big Half
  • Royal Parks Half Marathon
  • Manchester Half Marathon

Choose from 5k runs to Marathons, there are hundreds of events that you can get involved in for SADS UK. You will receive fundraising support in the lead up to the event and a free SADS UK t-shirt. Search for your local area on the Regional Events link below and register for an event today! If you have any fundraising questions, please do get in touch.


You may like to set up a SADS UK Just Giving page for the fundraising event(s) you are holding, all you have to do is follow the simple steps on either of the links below and the page will be set up for you. This way friends and family can sponsor you/donate online which makes it quick and easy for them. You can also add updates and photos to the page and write a short piece about why you are supporting SADS UK.


SADS UK is an affiliated charity with Skyline Parachuting; please see the links below to find out more. SADS UK is a listed charity under the "Medical Charities" section.