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PARENTS of a teenage girl who died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) have donated lifesaving equipment to another Redditch school.

Lifesaving defibrillation equipment has been donated to Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre by Robert Underwood and Margaret Prentice, from Redditch, in memory of their daughter Charlotte Marie Prentice Underwood who passed away from SADS in December 2010, aged just 16.

Her parents have worked tirelessly to back SADS UK’s campaign to put lifesaving defibrillators into all schools.

Arrow Vale Community High School has already benefitted from their generosity and the couple are keen for Trinity High School & Sixth Form Centre to also have this lifesaving equipment in place.

Redditch MP Karen Lumley attended recent defibrillator training carried out by the West Midlands Ambulance Service and Mrs Lumley said she was keen to see defibrillators in place in more schools in the area.

A defibrillator is the only piece of equipment that will restore the heart rhythm. If a person goes into cardiac arrest it is crucial that the person is administered a therapeutic shock delivered by the defibrillator as quickly as possible. This gives the person the best chance of survival. The Automated External Defibrillator is easy to use by the layperson, providing voice prompts to the rescuer.

The charity SADS UK supports research into SADS and cardiac equipment in the community to help save lives.

Anne Jolly, Founder of SADS UK, the Ashley Jolly SAD Trust, said: “Robert and Margaret have been dedicated to raising funds to make lifesaving defibrillators available in schools in memory of their daughter Charlotte.

“SADS UK are pleased that Trinity High School will benefit from having a defibrillator on the premises to restart the heart if a pupil or person on the premises suffers a sudden cardiac arrest.”

Any schools wishing for more information on how to get a defibrillator and training should call Anne Jolly at SADS UK on 01277 811215, e-mail, info@sadsuk.org or see sadsuk.org.

The cardiac charity SADS UK believe schools must have defibrillators.

In an emergency the immediate delivery of a therapeutic defibrillation shock to a pupil, teacher or visitor to the school will give them the best possible chance of survival.

It is likely that children with undiagnosed heart conditions exist within the school population.

As many as 1 in 500 hundred children may suffer from cardiomyopathy, also conditions such as Long QT, Brugada, CPVT and Wolf Parkinson White Syndromes. The first sign of one of these conditions can be sudden cardiac arrest. Sports activities can exacerbate cardiac problems. Blunt blows to the chest, such as that of a football or rugby ball can cause Commotio cordis, resulting in cardiac arrest. Other factors besides heart disease and heart attack can cause cardiac arrest; they include:- Respiratory arrest, Electrocution, Choking, Trauma.

http://www.change.org/petitions/uk-government-bring-forward-a-strategy-to-ensure-that-all-schools-have-defibrillators?share_id=NQzDTrFGZC Please sign and share this to everyone in your address book, Help Save Lives. SADS UK created a petition: UK Government : Bring forward a strategy to ensure that all schools have defibrillators, because the cardiac charity SADS UK cares deeply about this very important issue. We’re trying to collect 100,000 signatures, and could really use your help.

Paper petitions are also availiable for people to sign and will be handed in to parliament sometime  in June.

In Redditch the Oast House Public House, Paper Mill Drive,Church Hill have copies

Paper petitions are also availiable for people to sign and will be handed in to parliament sometime  in June.

In Redditch the Oast House Public House, Paper Mill Drive,Church Hill have copies
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