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The Oliver King Foundation – Liverpool

At The Oliver King Foundation we are determined to save as many young lives as possible. Our aim is to ensure that no other family has to suffer a similar loss to the family of Oliver King. The Foundation was set up in January 2012 following the tragic death of 12-year-old Oliver King. Oliver died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome, a hidden heart condition which kills 12 young people every week. Oliver attended King David High School in Liverpool and suffered a cardiac arrest whilst taking part in a swimming race. It is estimated that 270 children die every year. We provide training in defibrillator awareness and in first aid. To date we have placed 4,000 defibrillators in schools and organisations across the UK. The Oliver King Foundation has travelled around the country from the Outer Hebrides to Portsmouth, training 60,000 staff in defibrillator awareness along the way. We are aware of 36 lives being saved by the defibrillators we have placed. All of our work acts as a legacy for 12-year-old Oliver King and his family. We have some ambitious plans for the next 12 months, so keep an eye out on this website and on our social media channels to find out more.