Defibrillators placed at key sites in Mold

Left to right: Dave Hill, Mold Town Manager; Nia Jones, community librarian; Anthony Parry, Mayor of Mold; Suzanne and Tonie Lamb, manager Mold Wetherspoon’s Gold Cape; and Nick Aitken, fundraising manager Welsh Hearts.

In a bid to improve the chances of survival of anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest in Mold, two more defibrillators have been placed in Town. The latest roll out this month includes inside Mold Library by Daniel Owen Square and Wetherspoon’s Gold Cape on Wrexham Street. A map showing where existing and new Welsh Hearts defibrillators are sited is being produced – the aim being to have one at every key site in Town.

Mayor of Mold, Anthony Parry, has chosen Welsh Hearts as the charity to support during his year in office – to increase the number of defibrillators in Town and also train more volunteers in CPR and other life-saving techniques.

Cardiovascular disease accounts for a third of all deaths in Wales, and without immediate access to a defibrillator the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest are greatly reduced.

Each defibrillator costs £1,000 and there have been a number of fund raising events to raise the money, which continue with a Mayor’s Charity Dinner Dance and auction at Soughton Hall on Friday 17 February.

Short training sessions teaching people how to use the defibrillators and how to perform CPR are regularly held.

Nick Aitken of Welsh Hearts giving training on how to use defibrillators

Anyone wanting to book a place on a training session, make a donation, or to buy a ticket for the Dinner Dance should contact Jane Evans, Mold Town Council Support Officer on 01352 758532 or email supportofficer@moldtowncouncil.org.uk

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