For eight years, we have been a steadfast source of hope and support for survivors of cardiac arrest and their loved ones. Our peer support group has been a beacon of light during their darkest hours, providing education, resources, and a compassionate community.
Today, we’re proud to take our mission to the next level.
We are excited to announce that after years of hard work and dedication, we have officially registered as a charity. This momentous achievement represents our unwavering commitment to improving recovery and raising awareness for sudden cardiac arrest.
With your support, we are stepping up our efforts to empower and support survivors of cardiac arrest. Our peer support group is dedicated to offering education, resources, and a safe space for those affected by this life-changing event. We believe that no one should have to face recovery alone, and with your help, we can help our members navigate the challenges of recovery and live fulfilling lives.
Partners in Progress
We are deeply grateful to have had the support of outstanding organizations like the Resuscitation Council UK and SADS UK. These organizations have not only helped us in reaching our goals but also provided us with invaluable resources, guidance and a platform to make our voices heard. Their support has been instrumental in helping us reach where we are today, and we couldn’t be more thankful. It is partnerships like these that allow us to make a real difference in the lives of cardiac arrest survivors and their families. We look forward to continued collaboration with these organizations in the future and hope to have the support of many more as we continue to strive towards our mission.
Our board of trustees comes from names that many associated with SCA UK will recognise; Paul Swindell, Gareth Cole, Charlotte Pickwick, Stuart Menzies and Dr Tom Keeble. They bring a considerable amount of experience and expertise from across the board as survivors (Paul, Gareth & Charlotte), rescuers (Tom & Stuart) and the medical perspective (Charlotte & Tom). You can read about them in our trustee’s section, and they had this to say about the formation of the charity:
It’s been a long time coming, but I’m excited to be involved in this new chapter of our history which I firmly believe can build on the great achievements we’ve made so far and add real value to the survivorship journey of so manyPaul Swindell
As a survivor I’m extremely proud to be a trustee of that charity and am excited to see where this new journey takes usGareth Cole
As a senior nurse and survivor, my husband and I had the most incredible support from people who simply got how we felt. It has been an incredible honour to return the favour and support others at various stages of their journey, and I am incredibly proud to become a trusteeCharlotte Pickwick
I hope that the skills I have developed through my working career and the experience of being a lifesaver and husband to a cardiac arrest survivor will allow me to give something back to SCA UK as a trusteeStuart Menzies
I am honoured and delighted to be asked to be a trustee of such an amazing, dynamic and patient focused organisation, and now know what true co-production of survivorship looks like. I will not let you down in pursuit of a better quality of care for all patients and families who suffer a cardiac arrest in the UK and beyondDr Tom Keeble
Make an Impact
As a community, we have the power to make a positive impact on the lives of cardiac arrest survivors. Join us in our mission to provide hope and support to those affected by sudden cardiac arrest. Your donation, no matter how small, will make a big difference in the lives of those in need. By coming together, we can create a brighter future for survivors.
Every donation brings us closer to our goal of improving recovery and raising awareness for sudden cardiac arrest. With your continued support, we can create a future where survivors have the resources they need to thrive and live fulfilling lives.
Be a part of something bigger, donate today and make a difference in the lives of those affected by sudden cardiac arrest.
Please help us create a brighter future for survivors.
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After our first meet-up in February 2015, I realised I was not alone. It was the first time since my cardiac arrest the previous year that I had spoken face-to-face with someone who had experienced what I had. This was also true for my wife, who also happened to be my lifesaver. From that meet-up, the idea of SCA UK was born. Since then, we have achieved a considerable amount, primarily providing information, resources and support to others in a similar situation but also raising the profile of survivorship and the need for better post-discharge care. We are starting to get traction in this, and with the formation of the charity, I genuinely believe we have a bright future ahead and will make a significant difference in the lives of many who join our ranks.