If heart screening was to detect an underlying medical condition in an individual, it is important that we have the medical equipment in place to give them the best outcome possible. We have been in contact with leading cardiologists here in Northern Ireland and have set realistic targets on equipment that we intend to donate. As a result, we have already purchased over 10 life-saving defibrillators and placed them in local schools and sports clubs. We are always open to suggestions of where to place these devices – please contact us via email if you are aware of a school or club in need.
Contributing to medical research relating to SADS is also very important to us. Even after extensive pathologist testing, many cases of SADS remain a mystery with no abnormality detectable. It is therefore crucial that we extend our understanding of risk factors which may lead to cardiac death in the young. Research may also discover new screening and/or treatment modalities which could dramatically decrease the incidence of death as a result of heart defects.
We are fundraising today for a better tomorrow.
Venues we have placed defibrillators include:
Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College
Eddie Irvine Sports
PlayBall at Stormont
Rosemount Rec FC
Pickie Bowling Club
Bangor Abbey Boxing Academy
Clandeboye Primary School
We also donated three to North Down Borough Council to be placed at local council sports facilities