Over a 100 villagers and members of the wider community came together to Llanddewi Brefi village hall to launch the local defibrillator positioned on the wall of the Foelallt Arms near the phone kiosk on the square. The Community Council started the ball rolling. The formal application was completed by Dr. Siôn James, Tregaron Surgery, who did the paperwork and worked alongside the British Heart Foundation to secure pound for pound match funding for the machine. Villagers were very keen to receive life saving First Aid provided by Gerrard Rothwell from the Ambulance Service.
Cllr Rowland Jones and representatives from the BHF presented the defibrillator to the community. Adam Martin, electrician, positioned the machine and the local YFC and WI presented a cheque for £745 – part of the money raised during carol singing efforts last Christmas. A cheque for £772 was donated by Ann and Phillip Davies, Caryl and Gary in memory of the late Sally Rees, Awelon. Calvin Davies, Glesni and Neil Driver, Foelallt Arms presented £220 in memory of Mrs. Shirley Davies. £100 was received from the Fuel Allotment Trust. A specific account has been opened for money remaining after the purchase of the defibrillator and a committee will be set up to deal with matters to do with the upkeep of the machine.
We wish to thank everyone for their support to this appeal. The machine itself provides simple instructions to those using it and can be easily operated by anyone in the community. If you are interested in being part of the Defibrillator Commitee please contact Llanddewi Brefi Community Council Clerk.
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