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Liverpool Hope Faculty of Education presents £500 to The Oliver King Foundation

Education cheque Friday 15 May 2015

Liverpool Hope University’s Faculty of Education presented a cheque for £500 to the Oliver King Foundation.

Faculty of Education students won £500 from the university to donate to a charity of their choice after giving the highest number of responses to the National Student Survey. Students were asked to nominate a charity and The Oliver King Foundation, based at King David Primary School, was chosen.

The Oliver King Foundation was set up in the name of King David Primary School pupil Oliver King, who passed away aged 12 due to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).

The Oliver King Foundation aims to raise awareness about SADS, which commonly affects people aged between 12 and 35 years of age. It also funds ECG testing and buys defibrillators for schools and public places, and assists in providing training.

King David Primary School is one of Liverpool Hope University’s partner schools, and The Oliver King Foundation was nominated by student Jen Hardy. Jen said: “providing life-saving equipment and training around schools and the local community is vital, and something I feel we should support".

Mark King, Oliver's dad said: "It was great to meet Jen, the student who had nominated us, and it is very encouraging to see that the work of the Oliver King Foundation has made such an impression on her. It is good to know that as she and her fellow students go on to work in education, they will also take with them an awareness of  SADS and what measures can be put in place to help." 

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