Adam Swanwick was heading to sample his wedding meal with his fiancee, Louise, when he suffered an acute heart attack and sadly died in hospital the same day. He was 28 years old.
Louise and Adam’s sister-in-law, Pam, wanted try to prevent other families going through the same experience and having understood that a diagnosis of Adam’s condition or access to a defibrillator might have saved him, they decided to set up The Adam Appeal.
The Adam Appeal exists to raise awareness of cardiac risk in young people, promote screening in the local area for undiagnosed heart conditions and to provide training and defibrillators in public places in the North West of England.
If you are interested in requesting a defibrillator machine from the Adam Appeal please head to our ‘How to Request a Defib’ page for more information and eligibility criteria.
The North West Ambulance Service
We are working closely with the North West Ambulance Service who help to ensure that our defibs are located in the right places.