Dan’s Story

Dan’s Trust was founded in 2012 after the death of Daniel Bagshaw, 27, from Clitheroe who died on the finish line of an ITU Olympic distance triathlon in Hong Kong in 2012, after suffering from a sudden and unexplained arrhythmia. Dan was a cycling enthusiast and extremely talented and athletic young lawyer.

The Trust promotes and funds research into the early diagnosis of cardiac risk in the young and the improvement of treatment methods for sudden cardiac arrest. The charity also financially supports local youngsters in the Ribble Valley and Hyndburn area, to fulfil their own potential and ambitions.

Dan’s Trust is currently a very small charity with very large goals and are hugely grateful for your support and any donations, no matter what size.

The Trust has taken on a number of different projects since it was founded, including a £50,000 grant to Imperial College in London for research into the condition, a scheme to install defibrillators in schools and supporting a young swimmer from Accrington aiming to take part in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo.

Our donation of £50,000 in Dan’s name has assisted in setting up a three-year research fellowship project at Imperial College, London, to harness both state of the art genetic testing and novel electrical mapping tools within the heart to help solve the problem of inherited cardiac conditions which can cause sudden cardiac arrest.

As these conditions affect 1 in 300, refining these risk assessments is a massively important goal.

Amount raised by Dan’s Trust

Last updated August 2021