Big Shock Campaign saving lives

John Pepper, who died suddenly of a heart attack aged 39.
John Pepper, who died suddenly of a heart attack aged 39.
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The syndrome believed to have led to the death of John Pepper at the age of 39 is very rare.

However, John died of a sudden heart attack and – according to his mum Christine – 12 young people a week in the UK die a sudden death.

SADS UK says each year between 80,000 and 120,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in a public place in the UK.

It has launched a Big Shock Campaign to ensure schools have defibrillators and training in place to save lives if cardiac arrest occurs.

Christine and her family are raising funds to buy a defibrillator for Weston St Mary Primary School and another for the Young Dons football club at Donington.

Each defibrillator, complete with the necessary training, costs £1,200.

If you would like to support the campaign, either contact the school on 01406 370333, email admin@weston-st-mary.lincs.sch.uk or contact the Young Dons on 07553 132013, email committee@youngdons.co.uk

To find out more about SADS UK’s Big Shock Campaign contact 01277 811215 or email info@sadsuk.org www.sadsuk.org