Extra Peace of Mind for Haverfordwest Business Centre Residents Thanks to JCP Solicitors' Defibrillator
- AuthorIan Fudge
Having pledged its support to Welsh Hearts as its Charity of the Year, JCP Solicitors, has installed its first public access defibrillator in Haverfordwest, via the life-saving charity.
JCP Solicitors’ Staff Community Group chose Welsh Hearts as its charity of the year for a 12-month period back in early 2018 – with the intention of enabling the charity to install a defibrillator within each of the nine communities where JCP has an office.
This week it donated its first community defibrillator to the people of Haverfordwest, with the invaluable equipment now sited at outside the office in Merlin’s Court Business Centre.
Welsh Hearts is well known for placing more than 1,300 defibrillators in public and communal spaces – from rugby grounds and pubs, to libraries and churches - within communities across Wales, in a drive to safeguard people at risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease.
Over the past seven months, JCP has organised a host of fundraising events, including raffles and social get-togethers, with prizes donated from local businesses. So the Welsh Hearts fundraising drive has been very much a local affair.
Ian Fudge Haverfordwest resident and a Director who works from JCP’s Haverfordwest office said:
“We are very pleased to see the first new defibrillator being installed in Haverfordwest, in support of the work carried out by Welsh Hearts. As a community-based business, we are happy to get behind this great charity.”
Welsh Hearts have also attended the JCP offices to train staff on how to use the equipment.
Cardiovascular disease accounts for a third of all deaths in Wales, where the death rate is higher than in the majority of countries in Western Europe. And Welsh Hearts is the leading heart charity in Wales for siting defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training.
JCP Solicitors would like to thank Ian Butherway of ETTS Ltd for donating his time free of charge to install this community life-saving piece of equipment.
(Pictured here is Carole Jenkins and Ian Fudge from our Haverfordwest office).
For more details about Welsh Hearts, go to: welshhearts.org