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 and the UK.
Over 300 children die after suffering Sudden Cardiac Arrest in British and Irish
schools each year. If a defibrillator is used within 2 minutes their survival rate
exceeds 80% - survival rate deteriorates by 7-10% per minute without defibrillation.
The automated defibrillator is a small portable device, simple to use which will
not give a shock unless the victim needs this treatment to start their heart.