Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has joined the British Heart Foundation in the fight against cardiovascular disease in Ceredigion.
The British Heart Foundation estimate that in Ceredigion 11,600 people are living with cardiovascular disease, and 3,631 people have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease (heart attack and angina) across the county.
The British Heart Foundation are putting £5.4 million into pioneering funding across Wales, and work to inform the community about the dangers of heart disease, and what you can do to help if you see someone fall ill. This has meant signing up 15 local organisations in Ceredigion as Health at Work members, placing 41 defibrillators in the community, signing up 526 Heart Matters members, and dispatching 2,112 ‘heart health’ resources across Ceredigion last year.
Mark Williams also received basic CPR training from British Heart Foundation representatives, in order to be more prepared in an emergency situation.
Commenting, Mark Williams said:
‘The British Heart Foundation do fantastic work right across the UK, and I was pleased to join the campaign and learn more about what they do in Ceredigion, and to learn about how I can help in an emergency situation.
‘Educating our communities, especially young people whilst they are still in school about CPR and Defibrillator awareness is something the British Heart Foundation are passionate about, and this awareness raising work is very important. I was pleased to learn this new skill.’