The Old School, the Sully and Lavernock Community Library, the Saving Sully group and the Sully and Lavernock Community Council have joined forces to install a network of public access defibrillators (AEDs) in Sully and Lavernock under the banner ‘Sully & Lavernock Hearts Matter’.
These defibrillators will be installed in key public locations to ensure easy access in life-threatening emergencies.
The total cost to buy five defibrillators and outdoor storage cabinets together with their installation is over £7,000. Donations have been received from members of Sully U3A, Sully Bridge Club, the Welsh Ambulance Services Trust, the annual Sully Show and from Sully and Lavernock Community Council, together with contributions from members of the public.
In addition, a sponsored walk arranged by the Saving Sully Group on April 30 raised £2,500 and a concert given by Frank Hennessy and The Hennessys in The Old School last Wednesday evening raised a further £600 towards this project.
Following the show, a local resident donated £200, in recognition of the key role a defibrillator has played in extending his life.
The team’s funding target is now in sight, with nearly £6,000 already raised and the first defibrillators shortly to be installed at The Old School and at the Sully and Lavernock Community Library.
The team aims to complete the network by the end of June and hopes that its success in raising the bulk of the cost will encourage members of the public to make contributions, however small, towards completing the scheme.
Please send a donation to The Old School, 1 South Road, Sully (CF64 5TG); cheques payable to The Old School; or to The Sully and Lavernock Community Council, Jubilee Hall, Smithies Avenue, Sully. Cheques payable to the Council or direct to bank account 73419223, Sort Code 20-18-27.
For further information call David Roberts, Council Clerk on 029-2053 0006 or Ian Mathias on 029-2053 0441.