The Oliver King Foundation
Who we are
Oliver King attended King David Primary school and started at King David High School in September 2010. He was a keen sportsman who excelled in football, swimming, athletics and many other sports. Oliver passed away suddenly in March 2011, aged 12, from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).
This condition usually affects people between the ages of 12 and 35. The Government recognises that 12 young people each week die from SADS but it is believed that the true figure is around 16-19 people each week and could be higher as the condition is often misdiagnosed. There are over 30,000 cardiac arrests in the UK every year, with less than 1-in-10 surviving to be discharged from hospital. We cannot sit by and let this continue.
Oliver's parents have set up the Oliver King Foundation to help raise awareness of the condition as it can be controlled and monitored if detected. The money raised by the Foundation will be used to raise awareness in communities. Raising awareness is of vital importance as young people with the condition do not usually show symptoms.
By donating you will be helping us to continue placing defibrillators across the UK, to continue our important campaign to secure lifesaving defibrillator legislation for schools and public buildings, and to start doing ECG tests for young people aged 12-35 to identify SADS and prevent anymore deaths.