Newly elected Ruthin Councillor presents town with defibrillator
Wednesday 10 May 2017 13:05
A man who donated presents he received for his 60th birthday towards a public access defibrillator has presented it to the town council.
Emrys Wynn, who has been newly elected as a county councillor for Ruthin, said he made the gesture because a cardiac arrest could happen to anybody.
“It’s a community effort,” he said. “I decided to raise money as I was aware there wasn’t one in the south side of town.
“We have some in that area of Ruthin, but they’re only available while the establishment is open.”
“The public access defibrillators are the ones by Llanffwrog and one by the fire station, but nothing on the south side of Ruthin and Ruthin Decor kindly agreed we could put one on their premises on Well Street.
“A cardiac arrest could happen to anyone at any time and a public access defibrillator is available 24 hours a day.
“Anybody could require it’s use if they have a cardiac arrest if they’re in that area of town, it’s non-discriminatory. It’ll help anybody.”
Clly Wynn added: “After speaking to the Welsh Ambulance Trust in St Asaph, they put me in touch with Tomos Huws of Achub Calon y Dyffryn.
“I approached Taylor Wimpey, Ruthin Rotary and Ruthin Inner Wheel and they gave sizeable donations to enable us to compete the fundraiser, and then the electrician, Sion Dolben installed it free of charge.”
Achub Calon y Dyffryn, the community organisation who are trying to provide defibrillators in every Uwchaled and Conwy Valley community, will be running a training course at Tesco in Ruthin at 7.30pm on May 23.