Philip Skayman

Hughsie FC

Fundraising for SADS UK
£12,205
raised of £15,000 target
by 203 supporters
Participants: Adam Hughes (Skip)
SADS UK

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Since 2009 Phil Skayman and a  group of friends started fundraising for SADS in memory of their football captain and mate Adam Hughes who was taken away from the condition SADS. This group formed Hughsie FC and it has now grown into a community of people who continue to support the charity and raise money for other good causes and groups. Hughsie FC has now raised over £25k for charities and community groups.

SADS UK Helps Save Lives, informing the public and health professionals of symptoms of Heart Conditions that can cause a Sudden Arrhythmic Death (SADS) if not detected and treated. The charity donates cardiac equipment and defibrillators in the community and supports research into SADS.

Adam was an inspiration to all who knew him and through this charity support his memory will live on

2009 - To Date : 

Setting up of 5/6 and 8 aside football teams in Adams memory Hughsie FC who have competed in over 500 matches and raised thousands for SADS and other charities

The annual Mustard Custard Cup weekend with over 200 people over the weekend getting involved every year in this charity football match

2019

Phil Skayman. In October 2018 I was asked to run the 2019 London Marathon in support to SADS and in memory of Adam. For those of you that know me will have realised that I am no athlete and I'm not built for running. I am however very determined and this is not about any personal achievement for me it is about supporting SADS and preventing more tragic sudden deaths

2021 

Setting up 11aside SADS Charity Football Team

This team has gone from strength to strength. It has raised a few thousand all ready and has over 60 players/former players actively now involved in some way. We aim to play 1 game per month throughout the year against many other charity teams and organisations

April 2022

Phil Skayman (gaffer), Jamie Hallam and Adam Cropper of Hughsie FC trekked for 3 weeks in the Himalayas and reached the base of Mount Everest standing at nearly 6000 meters.

The lads will faced extreme conditions, trekking of up to 15 miles per day with backpacks and had to deal many challenges including altitude sickness.

The trip itself was self funded and all donations to support them went to the SADS charity not the trip itself. They did it to support the charity and continue to raise vital awareness in what SADS do including making it law to have AEDs in ALL public spaces.

April 2023

Samantha Holland is running the 2023 London Marathon on behalf of SADS and Hughsie FC...

'I first took up running in 2018 when I had to have my horse put down - I am not a natural runner but it took the pain away from loosing my best friend and hobby. 

I have completed a few ultra marathons but I have never completed a marathon in a race environment and what better opportunity than to run London this year for SADs UK.

Adam was a dear friend to my husband and it was an honour and joy to spend time with him and he is sorely missed. Adams brother is a very good friend of mine and has helped me in words I cannot express with my running - this is for both the boys and I hope I can do them proud and give back to them what they have given to me'. 💙

SADS UK Helps Save Lives, informing the public and health professionals of symptoms of Heart Conditions that can cause a Sudden Arrhythmic Death (SADS) if not detected and treated. The charity donates cardiac equipment and defibrillators in the community and supports research into SADS.

Please continue to support us and the work of this fantastic charity.

We are determined that the name and memory of Adam Hughes will go on for many years to come 

SADS UK Helps Save Lives, informing the public and health professionals of symptoms of Heart Conditions that can cause a Sudden Arrhythmic Death (SADS) if not detected and treated. The charity donates cardiac equipment and defibrillators in the community and supports research into SADS.

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So please dig deep and donate now. Phil Skayman

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SADS UK Helps Save Lives, informing the public and health professionals of symptoms of Heart Conditions that can cause a Sudden Arrhythmic Death (SADS) if not detected and treated. The charity donates cardiac equipment and defibrillators in the community and supports research into SADS. Thankyou

Donation summary

Total raised
£12,204.71
+ £1,464.78 Gift Aid
Online donations
£11,217.71
Offline donations
£987.00

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