Could you help drive our charity forward?
The Oliver King Foundation was set up in 2012, following the death of 12 year old Oliver King from a cardiac arrest at school. There was no defibrillator available and an ambulance took over 20 minutes to arrive. We believe that if a lifesaving defibrillator was available, Oliver would still be with us today. Our aim is for all UK schools to have a defibrillator on site so all are ready in the event of a cardiac arrest, which kills 12 young people every week in the UK.
Since his death, family and friend’s setup The Oliver King Foundation, who since 2012 have saved over 13 lives – young and old, by placing defibrillators across the UK.
The foundation is at an exciting point of growth and looking for enthusiastic individuals who can bring their skill and knowledge to our board of trustees. We are currently celebrating our fifth anniversary year, and will be celebrating with a reception this year at The House of Lords. We are working closely on changing the current legislation on defibrillators within public places, and have secured cross party support for this. 1200 defibrillators have been installed by The Oliver King Foundation and 13 lives have been saved.
To help us to move forward, we are currently seeking trustees with expertise in the following areas:
- Medical (cardio expertise preferable)
- Chair person
- Politics / Legislation
To express interest in the role, please send an up to date CV, outlining how you can contribute to our organisation to:
The Oliver King Foundation, 23 Goodlass Road, Speke, Liverpool, L24 9HJ OR
These roles will be voluntary.