South Wales Freemasons donate defibrillator to Rhoose Village

Many locals and visitors to the Village of Rhoose can now immediately benefit from this newly purchased and installed automated external defibrillator (AED) placed at the Fontygary Inn. Rhoose Village is at least a thirty-minute drive to the nearest Accident & Emergency centre, so this new device is well placed to help save lives.

A defibrillator (AED) is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest.

Simon Webb, Community First Responder, said: “On behalf of the Rhoose Defib Group I would like to say a huge thank you to the Freemasons of South Wales for their extremely generous donation. The purchase of this AED for residents and visitors to Rhoose Village will undoubtedly contribute to saving many lives in the area.”

Robert Payne of the South Wales Freemasons said: “On behalf of the Freemasons of South Wales we are delighted to purchase this defibrillator to provide immediate support for all in the locality. Young or Old this will save lives.”