Communities latest to enjoy gift of lifesaving equipment following campaign
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