In its meeting on 23 January the Community Council agreed to award a grant of £526.80 to the Bryn Deri Primary School PTA, towards the cost of a cabinet to safely store the new defibrillator to be located at the school.
Commenting on the grant award, council Chair, Huw Onllwyn Jones, said:
'I am very proud to announce that we, as a council, have been able to support the installation of this new defibrillator. These machines can save lives - and it's great to know that we now have a number of them installed across Radyr and Morganstown - including, of course, the ones located at Radyr Medical Centre and at the optician's shop on Station Road'.
St John Wales offers defibrillator training for anyone wanting to know how to use the devices - and possible save a life. You can find out more here.
A defibrillators is an electronic device that applies an electric shock to restore the rhythm of a fibrillating heart. In atrial fibrillation, the heart rate is irregular and can sometimes be very fast. In some cases, it can be considerably higher than 100 beats a minute.