MEDIA INVITE: Presentation of community defibrillator (AED) at Conwy RNLI

Lifeboats Media Invite

After months of planning and organising, Conwy RNLI have secured sufficient funding for a station based community automatic defibrillator (AED), which will be installed on the outside wall of the lifeboat station on Conwy Quay.

Community Defibrillator

RNLI/Alan Davidson-Flood

Community Defibrillator

In partnership with Welsh Hearts, the media are invited to a presentation photo opportunity to commence at 6pm at the lifeboat station on Wednesday 20 September.

Station volunteers and sponsors who made the funding possible to place a defibrillator at the station will be present for the presentation.

Aled Williams, Conwy RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: 'This project would not have been possible without the support and funding from Conwy Town Council, St.Mary’s Church (Conwy), Conwy Motorcycle Club and other private donations. The volunteer crew and officials of Conwy RNLI have been directly involved in the fundraising efforts for this community project and are delighted to be able offer this vital lifesaving asset to not only the community of our town, but also the many visitors that it attracts year in year out.'

Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI volunteer Helm and Lifeboat Press Officer, who works for the Welsh Ambulance Service, explains: 'When someone has a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 7-10%, this shows the importance of having one of these lifesaving units available for the community.'

We look forward to welcoming anybody whom wishes to attend on the Wednesday 20 September at 6pm.

Notes to editors:

Photos attached:

  1. The new de-fib Credit/RNLl Alan Flood

RNLI media contacts:

  • Alan Flood, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07871505513
  • Danny-Lee Davies, Conwy RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer 07999321639
  • Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer (Wales and West) on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162
  • Alternatively contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

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