Help us to place more defibrillators, train more people on how to use them and save more lives.
To date we have placed 4,500 defibrillators in schools and organisations across the UK. The Oliver King Foundation has travelled around the country from the Outer Hebrides to Portsmouth, training 70,000 staff in defibrillator awareness along the way. We are aware of 47+ lives being saved by the defibrillators we have placed.
We are also working with Parliamentarians to ensure defibrillators are more widely available. Our first high profile campaign was the phenomenally successful government e-petition which received over 110,000 signatures and led to a debate in the Houses of Parliament.
Recent BBC Interview
You can watch the recent BBC interview here
Why these defibrillators matter
Every week 12 young people are dying because of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. We have to get the number of schools without a lifesaving Defibrillator to zero.
To help someone who is in cardiac arrest effectively, a defibrillator needs to be found as quickly as possible. For every minute it takes for the defibrillator to reach someone and deliver a shock, their chances of survival reduce by up to 10%.
Anything you can contribute will help us continue and expand our work to reach even more people and save more lives.
About The Oliver King Foundation
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.
A Message from Mark
Mark King, Father of Oliver King said: “Since 2012 I’ve driven across the country personally delivering nearly 4,500 Defibrillators and the foundation has provided training to over 70,000 people. We know that the defibrillators placed have saved the lives of 47+ people.
“Every week 12 young people are dying because of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. We have to get the number of schools without a lifesaving Defibrillator to zero.
I miss my Ollie every day. I’m determined that no other family has to suffer the same loss that my family has. I won’t rest until we meet the target of every school having a Defibrillator by the time my Ollie would have been 21, in 2020.”