Thank You Dr Jose Thomas

GwentDefibbers would like to thank Dr Jose Thomas for attending a support meeting and giving the group a talk about Sleep and Sleep Related Issues.

Pictured – Mike and Dr Jose Thomas (Consultant in Sleep Disorders)


The GwentDefibbers were very impressed and as soon as I’ve received more info I will add the details to the blog.

Here, we have a report regarding the Nevill Hall Sleep Centre which opened last year.


Thank You Sacha

A huge thank you to Sacha Hooper, pictured here…


Sacha will be participating in the Cardiff Half Marathon and has already very kindly raised over £500 for the Gwent Defibbers.

We wish you every success with your run.

Sunday 2nd Oct….. and they’re off…..


Cardiff Half Marathon -justgiving

My name is Sacha Hooper I am running the Cardiff Half Marathon in aid of the Gwent Defibbers Society.
Half Marathon Date
I don’t know if you can remember, but my mother & father spoke to you at the meeting in Abergavenny around April time.
My father, Mike, has an ICD fitted and has found the support group a great help (of which me and my mother thank you also!).
I would like to raise as much money as I can to show our appreciation to the group.
I have set up a Just Giving page (link below), I hope this is ok?
Many thanks.

News re: Nominations


55 Heol Barri



CF83 2LX

Tel: 02920 889423


31 August 2016

Dear Members

Gwent Defibbers 2016 Annual General Meeting

With the last invitation letter I sent to you with regards to the meeting in June at Abergavenny, I sent a request form for members to show an interest in becoming one of the officers (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer) of the Gwent Defibbers.

I am writing to inform you that I have not received any nominations for the change for the coming year.

I would therefore suggest as the current Officers are happy to continue in their roles, that at the meeting on the 12th September it is agreed by all members attending this meeting that these positions stand.

Therefore Mike Morgan will remain as Chairman and Sandra Davies will remain as Secretary/Treasurer.  Lynn Morgan and Jeff Davies will remain as Committee members.

If any members would like to support the group please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely


Sandra Davies








Staying alive, Staying alive…

Mike continued to raise awareness of the importance of CPR and a few weeks ago taught 3 classes of schoolchildren of varying ages using the ‘Annie’ dolls.




A massive “thank you” to Kids ‘R us and all the children that participated in the training session.

They enjoyed learning new skills and hopefully this lesson will stand them in good stead in the future.

Best Wishes

To James Taylor English Cricketer recently diagnosed with Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC).
Wishing you all the best with your future operation, ICD implants are there to save your life.
A very difficult decision to make, but an important one – Enjoy life.
Gwent Defibbers

Cheque Presentation

Tredegar Mayor, Councillor Geraint Meredith attended the GewntDefibbers meeting last Saturday (2 April).

He wanted to meet the group and was interested in finding more information about people with ICD’s and particularly wanted to discuss the importance of  ease of access to AED’s in the community.


He had previously spoken with Mike about these issues and was pleased to present a Grant Certificate cheque to the group from Tredegar Town Council to help them continue with their work.


grant 2

Hello from the GwentDefibbers group meeting….



St John’s Ambulance Conference, 2016

Some members of GwentDefibbers participated in the St John’s Ambulance Conference which was held on Sunday 3rd April 2016 at the Parkway Hotel, Cwmbran.

The workshop was to raise awareness of ICD’s.

L-R Lynne, Sandra, Jackie Watkins – St John’s Ambulance trainer, Mike & Jeff


This included offering information about the reasons for implantation, experiencing a shock from the device and living with ICD’s.

The group were very well received and would like to thank the St John’s Ambulance staff for the welcome.