Michelle Gately and Charity Ambassador Gerald Kean presenting St.Raphaela’s School in Stillorgan with their defibrillator
Michelle Gately presenting St. Benildus College in Kilmacud, Stillorgan with their
The Stephen Gately Trust is a charity set up to raise awareness of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) we are currently fundraising to provide defibrillators (AED’s) to Schools and Sports Clubs across Ireland.
It is estimated that almost 5,000 people die after suffering Sudden Cardiac Arrest
in Ireland each year. Over 70% of these deaths occur outside hospital. The survival
rate for out-
Presentation of Defibrillator by Silvia McLoughlin to Marcus Wynne Principal of Grace Park Educate Together National School
Stephen Gately Trust Bag Packing
Organise a bag pack fundraising day at your local store for the Stephen Gately Trust and you can donate the proceeds towards the supply of a potentially life saving defibrillator (AED) to a local School or Sports Club of your choice
We will supply you with Insurance details and the Official Stephen Gately Trust fundraising
pack including our new style T-
The conditions responsible for SADS cause a cardiac arrest by bringing on a 'ventricular arrhythmia' (a disturbance in the heart's rhythm), even though the person has no structural heart disease.
There is a group of relatively rare diseases called ion channelopathies that affect
the electrical functioning of the heart without affecting the heart's structure.
This means that they can only be detected in life and not at post-
Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
CPVT (catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
PCCD (progressive cardiac conduction defect)
IVF (idiopathic ventricular fibrillation), and
sodium channel disease.
Sudden Arrhythmias -
Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)
Sudden cardiac death is a dramatic and/or spontaneous death that is thought to be (and usually is) caused by a heart condition.
Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS)
In about 1 in every 20 cases of sudden cardiac death, no definite cause of death can be found, even after the heart has been examined by an expert cardiac pathologist. This is then called Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome. In the past it has also been called Sudden Adult Death Syndrome or Sudden Death Syndrome but, because it affects children too, the term Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome is now used. It is thought that cot death (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS) may be partly due to the same causes responsible for SADS.
How to use the MyCharity Website
Just click on the My Charity Icon below and select “Create your page”
You will be asked to complete the following.
1. Choose your event date and name
2. Choose “Stephen Gately Trust”
3. Fill in some details about your fundraising page name and how much money you want to raise
That’s it! Now you just e-
It takes less than 5 minutes, and your fundraising page is live on www.mycharity.ie
for all to see and donate to. The monies raised will be transferred straight through
to the “Stephen Gately Trust”. You can choose to be notified by e-
In Loving Memory of
17th March 1976
10th October 2009
Presentation of Defibrillator to Grace Park Educate Together National School