Following a successful fundraising campaign at our Wildlife Trusts Welsh Wildlife Centre (WWC), Cilgerran we are absolutely delighted to announce that in just two months we have reached our defibrillator appeal target of £1100!
This will know enable the Welsh Wildlife Centre team to purchase a much needed defibrillator for the Visitor Centre. This potentially life saving piece of equipment massively increases the changes of surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest from just 6% to a massive 74% if used within 3 minutes.
Our ‘lets keep hearts beating’ fundraising appeal was kick started by a generous donation from the wonderful Newport Women’s Institute, Pembrokeshire. We also received donations both small & large from a wide variety of visitors to the centre. It also gives us great pleasure to thank our awesome Welsh Wildlife Centre Glasshouse Café team for donating their tips from the Christmas period to this vitally important fund. Thank you everyone!
Once in situ full training will be provided free of charge for our staff by Welsh Hearts.
However, the ‘lets keep hearts beating’ funding appeal continues onto stage 2!
We are now in the process of fundraising to equip our Parc Slip Visitor Centre, Bridgend with the same life saving piece of equipment.
Mark Hodgson, WWC Visitor Centre Manager said,
“having, like so many people, lost someone very close to me though cardiac arrest I believe that this life saving piece of equipment can make all the difference when it matters the most”.
Please visit our appeal page to donate today: https://www.welshwildlife.org/appeal/help-us-keep-hearts-beating/