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Defibrillator presentation (Sunday 24 September 2017)

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A defibrillator presentation / demonstration is being held on Sunday 24 September at 12 noon in the Village Hall.
St Hilary can be the site for a community defibrillator thanks to a grant from the Welsh Ambulance Service who will subsidise the purchase of the equipment. However, the village needs to collect at least £500 towards this facility.
 
Training will be provided to interested villagers by the Welsh Ambulance Service.
 
The location for the defibrillator has yet to be confirmed, with the Village Hall, the Lychgate and the Phone Box all being considered.
 
Click on the read more link below for more information.
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.
This high-energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential life-saving step in the chain of survival. If you come across someone who has had a cardiac arrest, it's vital to call 999 and start CPR. Then you should find out if there is a defibrillator nearby.
There are many defibrillators available in public places such as train stations, shopping centres, airport and leisure centres. These defibrillators are often known as public access defibrillators (PAD) as anyone can use them in an emergency. You shouldn't be afraid of using a defibrillator if someone has had a cardiac arrest.
https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/how-to-save-a-life/defibrillators
 
For further information, please contact Liz Loch or Gill Harris
Liz 01446 624351 or 07747 688219 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Gill 07714 961182 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Cheques should be made payable to the "Rectorial Benefice of Cowbridge" who are managing the collection – please write "St Hilary Defibrillator" on the back of the cheque.  Defibrillator donations can be dropped off to either Liz Loch at Glebe Farm or Gill Harris at 1 Llantrithyd Road.