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Aspiration Training Wales beating their wallets for Welsh Hearts, raises £2,600.
Welsh Hearts, located on Ipswich Road, Cardiff were delighted last Thursday when members of the Aspiration Training Wales team turned up to present a cheque for £2,600 to Welsh Hearts as their chosen charity of the year. Employees raised a fantastic amount of money though activities and events throughout the year including dress down Friday, raffles, tuckshop treats, bake sales, collections and walking around the local Cardiff bars shaking buckets!
Welsh Hearts is the leading heart charity in Wales for placing defibrillators into communities, delivering CPR and teaching defibrillator training in Wales. They rely solely on donations from the local community and their current target is to get an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) into every pub in Cardiff. The charity is now going into their 7th year running in January and have made an outstand impact on Welsh communities. Placing defibrillators within areas with high footfall, football clubs, brains pubs and are working to make them compulsory across Wales, with over 1,700 places already. Last year, five lives were saved with defibrillators, which is five reasons why defibrillators are essential to assist those who may be at risk of heart disease.
Sharon Owen, Charity Director, explained the effects of heart problems, which often offer little to no symptoms. Heart screenings are used to check for cardiovascular diseases, which can affect even high performing athletes who can be seen as the peak of health and fitness.
Sharon also commented saying “Thank you to everybody from Aspiration Training for all their efforts and raising such a large amount of money!” We were informed that the charity donation would be used to offer free screenings across Wales as part of their heart appeal to raise £1,000,000 for screenings. Already, more than 3,000 hearts have been screened.
For more information regarding Welsh Hearts, and to learn more about the amazing work they do, please visit: https://welshhearts.org/
Photo: Gwyn Lewis, Sharon Owen, Sian Hendley