Every year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, just less than 1-in-10 survive. It’s time to take action.
As part of European Restart a Heart Day Daniel Zeichner MP visited The Oliver King Foundation at their launch event to show support.
Signing up to become a Defibrillator Champion for Cambridge Daniel said: “I am proud to become a lifesaving Defibrillator Champion for Cambridge. It is vital that we take action to prevent any loss of life where one can be saved.”
Jake Morrison, Chief Executive of The Oliver King Foundation said:
“We are delighted that Daniel Zeichner MP has signed up as a Defibrillator Champion. It is important that we spread awareness of the vital need for this equipment in our communities. Our Members of Parliament have a great platform and connection in their constituencies to spread this message.
We look forward to working with Daniel and saving lives for years to come.”
Mark King, father of 12-year-old Oliver King who died from a sudden cardiac arrest said:
“5 years ago when my son Oliver passed away from this hidden heart condition, we didn’t know that his legacy would reach this far. We are determined to save as many young lives as possible, so that no other family has to suffer a similar loss to that of ours.”