Com­mu­ni­ties lat­est to en­joy gift of life­sav­ing equip­ment fol­low­ing cam­paign

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FIVE Roads and Horeb are the lat­est to re­ceive life­sav­ing de­fib­ril­la­tors with thanks to match-fund­ing raised by the lo­cal Five Roads Com­mu­nity Hall Com­mit­tee and the BHF’s Na­tion of Life­saver pack­age which teaches car­diopul­monary re­sus­ci­ta­tion (CPR) skills and pro­vides pub­lic ac­cess de­fib­ril­la­tors (PADs) where they are needed.

John Wil­liams, mem­ber of the com­mu­nity group said: “We are de­lighted that two de­fib­ril­la­tors will be lo­cated out­side the Waun Wyllt pub­lic house and restau­rant in Horeb and The Stag pub­lic house in Five Roads, so that it is ac­ces­si­ble at all times in the event of an emer­gency.

“I would like to thank the mem­bers of the group and also the lo­cal com­mu­nity for all their help and sup­port in rais­ing vi­tal funds for these pieces of life­sav­ing equip­ment. The lo­cal com­mu­nity were trained on emer­gency life skills, which in­volves CPR and de­fib­ril­la­tor train­ing with the Welsh Am­bu­lance Ser­vice and I would like to thank Nick, Marc and Glyn for con­duct­ing the train­ing on both train­ing ses­sions.”

Jayne Lewis, BHF Cymru’s lo­cal fundrais­ing man­ager, added: “I would like to thank the mem­bers of the com­mu­nity group and also the lo­cal com­mu­nity in Five Roads and Horeb for all their help and sup­port in rais­ing funds for the de­fib­ril­la­tors and also to the Welsh Am­bu­lance Ser­vice for con­duct­ing the train­ing ses­sions which took place at both lo­ca­tions.

“To­day, if you suf­fer a car­diac ar­rest out of hos­pi­tal in the UK, you have less than a one in 10 chance of sur­viv­ing. We are lead­ing the fight to change this and cre­ate a na­tion of life­savers.

“We are work­ing to sup­port the place­ment of life­sav­ing de­fib­ril­la­tors in ar­eas of need within the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“With more peo­ple in Wales trained in emer­gency life-sup­port skills and more de­fib­ril­la­tors avail­able lo­cally, the chances of re­sus­ci­tat­ing some­one from a car­diac ar­rest should be greatly im­proved. Hav­ing more de­fib­ril­la­tors avail­able lo­cally for these emer­gen­cies is cru­cial to sav­ing more lives.”

Heart and cir­cu­la­tory dis­ease is Wales’s sin­gle big­gest killer. Across Wales thou­sands of peo­ple are al­ready help­ing the fight for ev­ery heart beat as fundraiser­s and vol­un­teers.

For more in­for­ma­tion on BHF Cymru, please con­tact Jayne Lewis on 01554 891 500 or [email protected]

Nick Oz­zati one of train­ers.

Mem­bers of the Five Roads Com­mu­nity Hall Com­mit­tee

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