WELSH Hearts has said that it is looking to recruit more volunteers to continue the impressive work of local Aberystwyth actor Glan Davies.
The Cambrian News reported “Mr Davies, who has spent his life entertaining, has been instrumental in establishing Calonnau Cymru as the heart charity for Wales and has placed over 30 public access defibrillators within Aberystwyth and the surrounding areas through his efforts.
After 17 years of fundraising for heart charities, he is stepping down from Calonnau Cymru.
Nick Aitken, who is the north Wales business and fundraising manager for the charity, said: “We are truly grateful for Glan’s hard work, his fundraising has allowed us to provide more defibrillators for our communities and we would not of become the esteemed charity we are without him. In recognition of his efforts and to continue his good work, we would like to invite new volunteers to come forward and continue fundraising for us.”
Welsh Hearts places defibrillators in communities and provides free CPR training to the public to reduce sudden deaths in Wales.
“We need more public accessible defibrillators,” Mr Aitken said.
“These machines really do save lives and are designed for members of the public to use. Once switched on, they give visual and voice prompts and we urge people to come forward, join our fundraising initiatives and learn CPR.”
The charity has just launched a project to get a defibrillator outside every pharmacy in Wales, a bid backed by Ceredigion MP Ben Lake.