New Defibrillator for Abbeyfield Brecon

Community pulls together to bring defibrillator to Brecon

Abbeyfield Brecon are pleased to announce that a new defibrillator purchased from the Welsh Ambulance Service has been installed on the outside of the building in Station Close. 

The defibrillator will not only benefit the elderly residents who live at Abbeyfield but also the general public. The area is, at times, a busy thoroughfare. Not only are the driving test centre and children's playground located in Station Close but the council offices are also nearby.

Donations towards the purchase of the defibrillator were gratefully received from Brecon Town Council, Brecon Rotary Club, Rob Davies of Brecon Milk and Paddy Sweeney, a local butcher. Installation of the unit was carried out by Andrew Kinsey who gave his time free of charge.

Peter Jackson, Chairman of Abbeyfield Brecon said "What a marvellous all-round effort from so many people! Town dignitaries, food suppliers, local charities and other businesses all pulling together for the benifet of the local community". 

"I would like to offer my whole hearted thanks to everyone involved, but in particular to Emma Debenham, our wonderful manager who had the original idea."

The Mayor of Brecon, John Powell, added:

"Defibrillators are vital lifesaving equipment. Quick access to CPR and a defibrillator is a matter of life and death where every second counts when someone has a cardiac arrest. Prompt use of a defibrillator is critical in giving someone the best chance of survival and better access and provision around Brecon helps towards a positive outcome when such a situation arises."