Brains Defibrillator Map

On the 2nd September 2018 at The Crwys pub in Cardiff, S.A.Brain Brewery announced their partnership with Welsh Hearts/Calonnau Cymru Charity. The aim of the three year charity partnership is to supplylifesaving defibrillators and cpr/defibrillator training to every Brains pub and facility.   

Each Brains pub is already the hub of the community and now it will become the heart of each community also.

This unique partnership between Brains Brewery and Welsh Hearts aims to ensure that in the future every facility in Wales, no matter how big or small, will be no more than 100m from access to a lifesaving defibrillator.

The Crwys pub in Cathays will be the first recipient of the Brains Welsh Hearts partnership to be fitted with a defibrillator on their premises.

Sharon Owen Charity director said “This initiative complements the ambitious work of Welsh Hearts in communities throughout Wales. We believe the impact on lives will be far-reaching, as lives should not be lost due to a lack of a public access defibrillator in the event of an emergency. Defibrillators should be available everywhere. We are excited to be working with S.A. Brains as they are at the heart of communities in Wales”

To join Brains Brewery and Welsh Hearts in the efforts to safeguard every member of public in Wales, you can donate via the JustGiving site: http://justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/welshhearts/brainsheartbeat

Every second counts when you’re having a cardiac arrest. There are 8000 sudden cardiac arrests outside hospital in Wales every year, and only a 3% survival rate.

A defibrillator is able to restart the heart during a cardiac arrest, and can save lives. When used, the survival rate can increase to 50%, but a speedy response is crucial. This is why we've made it our mission to ensure nobody in Wales is ever further than 100m away from a lifesaving defibrillator. This is particularly important in rural areas of Wales where an ambulance may take longer to reach.