DEFIBRILLATOR INITIATIVE FOR SAVING LIVES – PRESS RELEASE

CYNGOR  CYMUNED LLANFAIR D C COMMUNITY COUNCIL

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DEFIBRILLATOR INITIATIVE FOR SAVING LIVES

Recently, Llanfair D C Community Council was approached to help fund defibrillators for the local schools and as a community it was decided to also help place defibrillators in each of the villages within the community.  Thanks to some fantastic fundraising and generous donations the Council is pleased to announce that defibrillators are now accessible to the public in the following locations:

Outside Ysgol Llanfair D C, thanks to the efforts of local residents’ fundraising.

In the Three Pigeons Inn Graigfechan during opening hours, until it can be located in a central location in the village, thanks to a generous donation from the Graig Aid Festival Committee.

Within the next few weeks, they will also be available:

Outside Llysfasi College

In Ysgol Pentrecelyn during opening hours until a box can be provided to house outside.  This is thanks to donations from the Community First Responders, the North Wales AED Fund, Ruthin Freemasons, as well as others, to ensure that Ysgol Pentrecelyn gets a defibrillator without delay.

All defibrillators and boxes were bought through Achub Calon y Dyffryn, a Welsh charity that aims to provide defibrillators in all communities across North Wales, at lowest possible cost.  They provide free training sessions and support and as the defibrillators are the same ones used by the Welsh Ambulance Service, the pads will be replaced as and when necessary.  An informal training session was held in the Three Pigeons Inn in November and more sessions are planned in the New Year.  These sessions will be advertised on the Community Council noticeboards and website www.llanfaircommunitycouncil.co.uk  Please spread the word and look out for your nearest defibrillator.  Together, as a community, lives can be saved.

Defibrillators are registered with the 999 service.  Anyone who calls 999 and needs one will be directed to the nearest available one.

Llanfair D C Community Council covers the villages of Llanfair, Graigfechan, Pentrecelyn and Pentre Coch, reaching up to Llanrhydd in the north and towards Rhydymeudwy in the south.  Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the month at 7 pm details of which are available on the noticeboards and website.  All are welcome.  Councillors are currently looking into the possibility of producing a newsletter as a way of reaching all residents in the community.

Two photographs attached – Training session at the Three Pigeons Inn Graigfechan in November 2017

Posted by the Clerk to Llanfair D C Community Council

Eirwen Godden

35 Maes Cantaba, Ruthin LL15 1YP

clerk@llanfaircommunitycouncil.co.uk

15 December 2017