A BRIEF HISTORY OF WELSH HEARTS
Welsh Hearts was established to help save lives one heart at a time by Sharon Owen. She was inspired to set up the charity because following a routine check up with a GP at the age of 11, she was told she had a heart murmur.
I want to give something back to Wales and it’s a cause so close to my heart as I have also lost both my Nan and Pops, aunties and uncles and many friends to heart disease. It’s been hard work and quite a challenge at times but thanks to everyone who has helped and supported me on my journey I feel that Welsh Hearts is finally on the map – however there is still so much work to do.
KEEP WALES TICKING
Every second counts when you’re having a cardiac arrest. There are 8000 sudden cardiac arrests outside hospitals 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 the reason we have launched our Every second counts appeal in Cardiff.
Too many people in Cardiff are losing their lives to heart disease on a daily basis. With your support, we would like to place 500 defibrillators throughout Wales’ capital city. We will also be providing free CPR training for schools, businesses and sports clubs.
Please donate today and help us raise much needed funds.
Registered Charity no. 1154109