Welsh Hearts, a leading charity in Wales for placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training in Wales, becomes the latest beneficiary of the grant from the Freemasons of South Wales.
A cheque for £2,000 was presented to Sharon Owen, the founder of Welsh Hearts, by local freemasons, Granville Thomas, Robert Cushen, and Karl Frowen.
Welsh Hearts was founded in 2013 by Ms. Owen. She said: “At Welsh Hearts we provide public-access defibrillators across Wales. We also provide free defibrillator and CPR training for the Welsh public and screening for heart conditions that may otherwise go undetected.”
Ms. Owen went on to say: “The money will be used for a public access defibrillator within the Province of South Wales, and £500 will be donated to the ‘Ben McDonald campaign fund for heart screening’, which is specifically for screening young people for heart disease.”
Since 2013 Welsh Hearts has placed almost 2,000 defibrillators, trained 60,000 people in CPR and screened 4,000 hearts.
Granville Thomas of the South Wales Freemasons said, “we are very happy to be supporting Welsh Hearts and the good work that this charity does in preventing deaths in Wales caused by heart disease.”
# # #
For more information, Welsh Hearts can be contacted on 029 2240 2670 or via its website www.Welshhearts.org.uk
Pictured L. to R. – Karl Frowen, Sara Gretton (ANP), Robert Cushen, Sharon Owens (Welsh Hearts), Dr Justin Taylor, Granville Thomas.