16th September 2013, Milford Haven, Wales, UK
South Hook LNG Partnership Helping to Save Lives
Pembrokeshire communities are to receive lifesaving equipment thanks to a new partnership between the British Heart Foundation, the Welsh Ambulance Service and South Hook LNG.
At the suggestion of the South Hook LNG Community Development Committee, around twenty lifesaving defibrillators (AED’s) are to be distributed to communities across Pembrokeshire, as part of The British Heart Foundation’s ‘No time to Wait’ Appeal. Located in communities where increased incidences of cardiac arrests have occurred or in more rural settings where ambulance accessibility can be challenging, the automated defibrillators will provide essential lifesaving equipment.
One village that has already benefitted from this initiative is the rural community of Angle. At the end of last year local resident Julian Hammond suffered a cardiac arrest. Commenting on the partnership he said “I’m delighted that there is now a defibrillator available in Angle and that the local residents have been trained on how to use it and also learn some valuable Emergency lifesaving skills. I hope that the defibrillator never has to be used, but if it does then it will help save lives.”
Other communities that will be receiving defibrillators over the coming months are Milford Haven, St David’s, Carew, Stackpole, Lawrenny and Hook. As part of the wider partnership, the Welsh Ambulance Service will also be delivering essential training to show how easy it is to use the AED’s in an emergency.
Jayne Lewis, The British Heart Foundation Cymru Fundraising Manager said “I would like to thank South Hook LNG and the Welsh Ambulance Service for supporting the Appeal. We are continuing to raise money and feel it is vitally important that more is done to improve peoples’ chances of surviving a cardiac arrest in our communities. Currently only about one in ten people survive an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, but this Appeal could change that.”
South Hook LNG General Manager, Yasser S. Al-Jaidah, has praised the partner organisations involved with the project, saying “South Hook LNG is proud to support this initiative and in particular, to have forged such an important relationship with the dedicated teams at The British Heart Foundation and the Welsh Ambulance Service. Safety is our top priority at South Hook LNG and we are delighted to be involved in a project that will undoubtedly improve the safety and wellbeing of those in our local communities.
Notes to Editor:
South Hook LNG is one of Europe’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminals. It has a processing capacity of 15.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and is capable of delivering up to 21 billion cubic metres (bcm) per annum of gas into the National Transmission System (NTS) – equivalent to around 20% of current UK natural gas needs. South Hook LNG’s shareholders are Qatar Petroleum International, ExxonMobil and Total.
If you would like to help the British Heart Donation you can donate by texting SWLA99 to 70070 to donate £5, or to make a donation by phone, call 02920 382368 quoting ‘There’s No Time to Wait Appeal’.
Alternatively, if you would like to organise a fundraising event to help raise money to fund equipment for local use, please contact Jayne Lewis, Fundraising Volunteer Manager on 01554 891500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian Hammond and representatives from The British Heart Foundation, the Welsh Ambulance Service and South Hook LNG
For further information contact: Mariam Dalziel, Public Relations Manager
Tel: 01437 782202