Happy 10th Anniversary

It’s very hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the GwentDefibbers Support Group started.

A massive thanks to Mike & Sandra for arranging speakers to the meetings, arranging meeting venues, liaising with the Great and the Good and doing a multitude of other tasks behind the scenes which have enabled this Group to be such a success. Also, not forgetting Lynne and Sylvia for the cakes, biscuits and much, much more besides.

From L – R, Sandra, Lynne, Sylvia, and Mike


Our first meeting took place in the Church Hall, Catholic Church, Ebbw Vale and now we are able to hold the meetings in different venues which have made it easier for those who are unable to travel far to meet with others in a similar situation.

Good Luck for the next decade


Certificate of Participation

Well done to Mike & all involved.

MayMeasure http://maymeasure.com/ appears to have been a great success.


Support Meetings – September 2019


55 Heol Barri



CF83 2LX

Tel: 02920 889423

Email: Sandra-davies@hotmail.com

Email: davies.j20@sky.com


Dear Members

I write to invite you to the next two Gwent Defibbers meeting which are being held on Saturday 7th September 2019 at the St John Ambulance Hall, Abergavenny NP7 5SG (2pm – 4pm approx.) and on Saturday 21st September 2019 at Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff CF15 8DF (2pm – 4pm approx.).

The format /Agenda for the meetings will be as follows:

  1. Welcome from Chairman Mike Morgan
  2. Update on group matters
  3. Update from Secretary/Treasurer Sandra Davies
  4. Guest Speaker:


On 7th Sept ‘19


At Abergavenny Robert Williams Abbott ICD Manufacturer


On 21st Sept ‘19 At Radyr, Cardiff Trudy Logue Heart Rhythm Nurse Specialist Cardiff & Vale University Health Board


  1. Light Refreshments and chance to Network with fellow members


I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

Yours sincerely


Sandra Davies



Aneurin Bevan Day, Tredegar

Dear Mike

ANEURIN BEVAN DAY – Sunday, 7th July, 2019

Firstly, due to a hectic workload relating to events in June and July, and annual leave – may I apologise that I am only now able to write, expressing thanks from everyone here at Tredegar Town Council for your participation, and the support of Gwent De-fibbers, in our Aneurin Bevan Day event on Sunday, 7th July, 2019.

I am sure the sunny weather may very well have impacted on visitor numbers, as there was good support for the event, and hopefully, the Day’s activities were enjoyed by all those who attended to honour and celebrate the life of Aneurin Bevan, along with the rich history of the area, and the NHS.

Once again, please pass on the grateful thanks of Tredegar Town Council; your support is greatly appreciated and I sincerely hope that will continue for future events.

With very best wishes,

Yours sincerely

  Clare  (Town Clerk)

Tredegar Town Council, Bedwellty House & Park, Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent NP22 3XN

Tel: 01495 722352


Grant – Tredegar Town Council

Thank you from GwentDefibbers to Tredegar Town Council for providing our support group with a £200 grant.


Your support is appreciated.


I.C.E. Personal Safety Phone App

There are many I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) apps available for Apple smartphones and Android devices.

I recently came across the Medical ID, Laurent Pellegrino app which is available from Google play store.

It is FREE and has an added bonus of also being advert free too.


The app is clever because it can be accessed by the Emergency Services even though your phone might be locked mode.

It’s very easy to use and will include space for full name, medical conditions, Doctor details, medications, allergies and next of kin.

It’s definitely a potential lifesaver and it’s very reassuring to hold that information near to you at all times.

Saron Chapel Friendship Centre

A massive thank you to Saron Chapel Friendship Centre, Tredegar from GwentDefibbers for the £300 pound donation towards our support group.

It really is appreciated.

You can find out more about the Friendship Centre and other information here http://www.saronchurch.org/


The Heart Hive

Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎9‎ ‎May‎ ‎2019‎ ‎19‎:‎52‎:‎42‎ ‎BST
Subject: the hearthive
Hello everyone
This is a new platform to connect heart disease researchers with people who can help find tomorrow’s cure. This project, that is part funded by Cardiomyopathy UK was introduced to us at last year’s national conference & it has been launched this month.
Please take a look at the link below & get involved if you’re interested.
Hope to see you on Saturday
With kind regards

D.V.L.A. 2019

D.V.L.A ICD guidance for those affected




Cardiac Care – Education Morning

ALL welcome