A CAMPAIGN has been set-up to encourage people in north Wales to vote for a Community Defibrillator Support Officer who could help save lives.

Although supported by the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust, the role is funded by cardiac charity SADS UK (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) who help prevent loss of life from sudden death.

They are hoping to raise money from the Arriva community funds, but are relying on members of the public to show support towards their campaign.

"It's a case of the most votes wins," A spokesperson for the charity said.

"A cardiac arrest is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating due to a malfunction in the heart’s electrical system.

"Anyone, at any age, can suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. It is unpredictable and can strike at anytime, anywhere, without warning.

"SADS UK is currently funding this project, but needs your help to continue to support this vital work. That's why we're counting on your votes!"

Link to a video regarding the role can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDCJwr83-0

The role of community defibrillator support officer would see the person selected ensuring that all community defibrillators are operational and ready to save lives on a day to day basis.

According to SADS UK, the position will be a "single point of contact when a community requires advice or support with a community public access defibrillator and the person will assist communities in keeping their site fit for purpose."

SADS UK founder Anne Jolly has recently been awarded an MBE for her dedication to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death. The charity has recently teamed up with Achub Calon y Dyffryn - a voluntary group based in North Wales who teach CPR - to help save more lives in Wales.

To vote for the project, which currently has 608 votes at the time of writing, visit: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-1229?fbclid=IwAR0MyiJ09_kvuBveCH4ajXgaLsJEKHvINuHdgiIH3bsACpuxP9eTaVpo8fQ