Sudden cardiac arrest can occur to anybody at any time.  For those who undergo an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest within the UK you’ve lower than a one in ten likelihood of surviving.  The good information is that the prospect of survival could be considerably elevated when an AED, often known as a defibrillator, is used reasonably than simply CPR alone.

The Welsh Ambulance Companies NHS Belief has teamed up with Achub Calon Y Dyffryn, SADS UK  (Sudden Arrhythmic Dying Syndrome) and ZOLL Medical UK to provide folks the prospect to win a life-saving defibrillator and storage cupboard for his or her college or neighborhood.


When somebody goes into cardiac arrest, early defibrillation is an important a part of the chain of survival. 

Final yr there have been 9,800 hospital visits in Wales attributed to a coronary heart assault or cardiac arrest.  For each minute with out CPR and defibrillation an individual’s likelihood of survival decreases by 10%. 

We would like communities to assist themselves by making certain there’s a defibrillator accessible of their neighborhood and that folks know the place it’s and easy methods to use it. 

We would like folks to get entangled and encourage their colleges and neighborhood teams to get collectively to participate on this competitors.


You’ll be able to both create a brief story (together with an image that you’ve got drawn which features a Welsh ambulance) or you possibly can create a brief movie.

Directions for entries:

Creating a brief story with image

• Your story ought to be not more than 500 phrases

• It may be written within the language your alternative

• Your story ought to be accompanied with an image that you’ve got drawn that features a Welsh ambulance

• It ought to present the necessity of a defibrillator

Making a 2 minute movie

• Your movie shouldn’t be longer than 2 minutes

• It ought to present the worth and want of a defibrillator

• Everybody showing in a movie has given consent to be in it and for it to be shared

Your submission ought to embody a contact identify, handle, and phone or e-mail handle together with the place you are feeling the defibrillator ought to be positioned inside your college or neighborhood. 

For colleges who could have already got a defibrillator on the premises it’s possible you’ll need to think about housing it in a cupboard exterior the varsity in order that it’s also accessible to folks in your locality.

Deadline for entries is twenty third November 2018

Judging with happen third December 2018 with the winner being introduced on seventh December 2018.

The successful story/movie will probably be used as a part of the Welsh Ambulance Companies NHS Belief Defibuary Marketing campaign that runs all through February.

(Defibuary is annual marketing campaign, hosted via social media, that encourages folks to seek out out the place their nearest defibrillator is, what it’s and easy methods to use it in a life-threatening emergency).

To submit your story and film e-mail

To submit your movie please add it to both your Fb web page or YouTube and e-mail us the hyperlink to view the movie.

Any questions concerning the competitors please contact:-

Welsh Ambulance Companies NHS Belief

Tomos Hughes – PAD (Public Entry Defibrillator) Assist Officer

Gerard Rothwell – PAD (Public Entry Defibrillator) Officer

Sudden Arrhythmic Dying Syndrome SADS UK

Anne Jolly

John Jolly

E mail:

Achub Calon Y Dyffryn

Tomos Hughes


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