Supporting our communities.

Today I’ve added 4 photo’s which demonstrates how a support group and the local community can really work well together.

You may recall that Mike Morgan (chairman) has been liaising with various community groups and local authority to raise awareness of the importance of A.E.D’s (automatic external defibrillators), to raise funds to purchase an A.E.D. and to encourage members of the local community to participate in training.

The support from all interested parties has been overwhelming.

Funds raised allowed 2 defibrillators to be purchased and these are now placed in strategic areas in Tredegar, furthermore, there has been a fantastic response from Tredegar shopkeepers who wanted to participate in training.

Some of the trainees accompanied by Mike Morgan (gwentdefibbers chairman)

The training day took place in the recently refurbished Bedwellty Park, Tredegar and provided a comfortable, local area for everyone involved. The Welsh Ambulance Trust “trained up” the members of the public who participated in the training day.

Mike Morgan, Sandra Davies, Deb Cooper,Gerald Rothwell, Mayor Bernard Willis & Roger Cockbill showing off one of the A.E.D’s

Later that week members of the Gwentdefibbers used a local store to “advertise” the A.E.D’s to Tredegar shoppers and to raise awareness of the importance of this equipment.

Mickey Mouse checking out Gwentdefibber volunteer Deb Cooper

Gwentdefibbers would like to express gratitude to all those who helped raised funds, participants of the training day and last but not least Gerald Rothwell, Principal trainer (A.E.D’s) /Welsh Ambulance Trust for sharing their expertise.

The training day also gave the I.C.D. support group a chance to show off their T Shirts with Gwentdefibbers logo.

Well done everyone and remember to view the photo’s more clearly just click on them and they will enlarge.

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