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Defibrillator donated to Dare Valley

Defibrillator donated to Dare Valley

Sharon Owen presents the defibrillator to the Mayor

Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare, now has its own defibrillator – thanks to a donation from a Welsh charity.

A defibrillator can help when a person has a cardiac arrest, and the machine has the potential to save lives. Sharon Owen from the charity Welsh Hearts presented the device to staff at Dare Valley Country Park. They were joined by Rhondda Cynon Taf Mayor, Cllr Ann Crimmings, who saw a demonstration of the equipment.

Cllr Crimmings said: "A defibrillator is an expensive piece of equipment to buy and we are very grateful to Welsh Hearts for their kind donation.

"Many people use the Park’s 500 acres for walking, running, events and leisure time. There have been several medical emergencies in the Park over the years, so it is reassuring to know there is now a defibrillator on site."

Operations supervisor at Dare Valley, Wayne Jones, is a first responder and a retained firefighter. Staff at Dare Valley work closely with first responders who hold training sessions and meetings at the Country Park.

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