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Fundraising to provide LifeVac anti-choking devices into all early years Ofsted registered childcare settings.

Please support us using one of the methods below..

Out of         lives saved to date,         are children!

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LifeVac device

2024 - Our next fundraising events..

Singleton Barn
June 15th 2024

Charity fun day, lots of things for the kids, great pub food, live music and disco until 1730

Kennington Summer Fayre
June 29th 2024

We are proud to be attending our first Kennington Fayre, our pitch will be demonstrating LiveVac

Oli's BIG Quiz
November 28th 2024

Held at the Ashford International Hotel again this year, join us for Oli's big quiz, fun and games!

 

 

The stark fact is wherever there is a human, there is a possibility of a choking incident occurring. Whilst our aim is to supply all Ofsted registered EY settings and childminders, you can also purchase a LifeVac for your home, your car, your workplace or even your children's childcare provider. We have partnered with LifeVac Europe Limited to offer a discount code OF10 which can be used on www.lifevac.uk 

You will receive 10% off your order value, and LifeVac will donate 15% back to our foundation allowing us to fund further free devices. 

Buy a LifeVac device for your home or workplace...

Applications OPEN for funded devices...


Our foundation has now given out over 290 devices and we are pleased to continue our applications for FREE funded devices for Ofsted registered nurseries, preschools and childminders across Kent, and then beyond. Please click the button below to start your application process.

Don't forget, you're able to purchase a device yourselves from www.lifevac.uk. Use discount code OF10 to get 10% off and LifeVac will donate a % back to our charity.



 

Fundraise for us...

Fundraising can be done in any way shape or form by yourselves, whether it be a quiz night, a sponsored event such as walking, cycling or swimming or a cake sale, who doesn't love a good cake sale or PJ day! 

We have had a couple of interested businesses who have stated they would like us to become their 'nominated charity' and we also are fully welcoming to this.

Eat Safe campaign, in memory of Oliver...

EatSafe is a campaign designed to support safer eating in early years non-familial settings. The campaign was developed following the tragic death of Oliver Steeper in September 2021.A child dies in the UK every month from choking and hundreds more require hospital treatment.  EatSafe has been designed to support early years settings providers and management to ensure the safeguarding of mealtimes and to reduce the risk of serious harm whilst eating. Whist primarily designed for early years settings, the principles and guidance may also be of use to other settings providing food to children in their care.

A legacy.. Olivers Foundation...

Since the death of our son Oliver, who sadly died in a nursery in Kent in September 2021 after choking on pasta we knew we had to create a legacy for Oliver to prevent other parents from having to live through the nightmare we have endured. The Oliver Steeper Foundation was created mid 2023 with the aims of providing a life saving medical device into all registered early years childcare settings.  We miss his beautiful little face, his cheeky little laugh and the joy he brought to our lives in his short time on this planet.

Our vision...

We are now fundraising for our charity, which has now been given official registration by the charities commission and devices. If you are able to support our mission with a donation of any amount large or small please click above to continue to our gofundme page.  To put a device into every Ofsted registered setting within Kent (inc nurseries and childminders), we would need to raise £75,000. Each device costs between £60/85 so we are truly grateful for any donations or fundraising done to help the foundation. Once we have completed Kent, we will keep going as long as funding allows.

The LifeVac device...

LifeVac® has two sonic welded discs for interchangeable sized masks, as one size will not “fit all” and a one-way valve system which means when applied no air can be forced through the interchangeable sized masks. LifeVac’s® non-invasive design means no tubes can push the tongue back or obstruct further down in a panic situation. This also means no tubes can become blocked rendering the device useless if only part of the obstruction has been removed.

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