MP joins campaigns over heart attacks in young people

December 22 2016

Local MP Luke Hall has joined the campaign to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in young people, and is working with schools to increase access to defibrillators.

 Local MP Luke Hall has joined the campaign to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in young people, and is working with schools to increase access to defibrillators.

Sudden cardiac arrest kills twelve young people every week in the UK. 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest every year, with just 10% surviving. Early access to a defibrillator is vital.

The Oliver King Foundation was setup following the death of 12 year old Oliver King from a sudden cardiac arrest. As part of European Restart a Heart Day Luke Hall visited the Foundation at their launch event in Westminster to show support and learn more about the campaign.

Signing up to become a Defibrillator Champion for the Thornbury and Yate Constituency, Luke said:

“I am proud to become a local lifesaving Defibrillator Champion. I will be working with local schools in the area to fundraise and get lifesaving defibrillators in our area, protecting our students, teachers and visitors whilst at school.”