Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton is pictured with Dai Fib to spearhead a campaign for the widespread provision of defibrillators across Wales. Dai Fibrillator, or Dai Fib for short, is the mascot of a new heart charity in Wales, Welsh Hearts.
The Welsh Rugby Union has linked up with Welsh Hearts, with the aim of providing live-saving defibrillator devices to as many of its 320-member clubs as possible.
In this special initiative Welsh Hearts are teaming up with the WRU with the aim of providing a defibrillator to the hundreds of rugby clubs throughout Wales. We need our clubs to get involved with fundraising for this worthwhile cause and in return the charity will provide the life-saving equipment.
Shocking statistics state that the survival rate after a sudden Cardiac arrest outside of hospital is only 3%. Where a defibrillator is used, the survival rate is 47%. In Wales there are approximately 8,000 sudden cardiac arrests outside hospital each year.
Welsh Hearts want to raise funds across Wales in rural communities, work place and schools in order that a defibrillator is positioned next to every fire extinguisher in Wales.
If you’d like to apply for a defibrillator for your community, please complete the online application for or download and post it to us. For more details, please contact Welsh Hearts.
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