After months of planning and organising, Conwy RNLI have secured sufficient funding for a station based community automatic defibrillator (AED), which will be installed on the outside wall of the lifeboat station on Conwy Quay.
In partnership with Welsh Hearts, the community of Conwy are invited to a presentation and training evening to commence at 7pm at the lifeboat station on Wednesday 20 September.
Station volunteers are offering the local community the opportunity to come and learn how the defibrillator works and to ask any questions during the training and presentation.
Aled Williams, Conwy RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: ‘This project would not have been possible without the support and funding from Conwy Town Council, St.Mary’s Church (Conwy), Conwy Motorcycle Club and other private donations. The volunteer crew and officials of Conwy RNLI have been directly involved in the fundraising efforts for this community project and are delighted to be able offer this vital lifesaving asset to not only the community of our town, but also the many visitors that it attracts year in year out.’
Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI volunteer Helm and Lifeboat Press Officer, who works for the Welsh Ambulance Service, explains: ‘When someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 7-10%, this shows the importance of having one of these lifesaving units available for the community.’
We look forward to welcoming anybody whom wishes to attend on the Wednesday 20 September at 7pm.