Oliver King was a 12-year-old boy who attended King David High School in Liverpool, whilst winning a swimming race in a PE lesson he tragically suffered a sudden cardiac arrest due to a condition known as Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). This condition kills 12 young people under the age of 35 every single week in the UK. Sadly there was no lifesaving defibrillator on hand, and for every minute that passed his chances of survival dropped significantly.
In his memory, The Oliver King Foundation’s work has saved 36 lives, placing over 4,000 lifesaving defibrillator across the UK and 60,000 staff trained in CPR and defibrillation.
The Oliver King Foundation exists to ensure that no other family has to suffer a similar loss to that of Oliver King. Let’s work together and save lives.
We are determined that every young person should have the best chance of survival, no matter where they go to school. Join our campaign today and ensure that your local school has this lifesaving equipment.
We will not stop until all schools in the UK have access to a defibrillator.