A FORMER town mayor unveiled the 25th defibrillator provided following his charity appeal.

Mold Town councillor Anthony Parry is the North Wales Ambassador for the charity Welsh Hearts. During his mayoral year, 2016-17, cllr Parry promised the charity he would provide 25 defibrillators for Mold as part of his charity activities.

The Leader:

Yesterday he officially unveiled the 25th device, which is attached to the wall of the Age UK charity shop on the High Street.

Cllr Parry said: "I would like to say a big thank you to the people of Mold who responded so generously to my appeal.

"We have trained more than 1,000 people in first aid and in using the defibrillators - the difference these make is life and death."

The unique device has been designed to blend in with the brick wall upon which it is mounted after cllr Parry said concerns were raised that the typical yellow box would not be in-keeping with the town centre conservation area.

It was one of three defibrillators fitted free of charge by the firm Mega Electricals Limited.

Director Carl Bellis told the Leader: "We do a lot of work in Mold. We thought this was a great cause and we wanted to play our part.

"Our staff are first aid trained and we know how important it is to have this in the centre of the town."

According to Welsh Hearts in Wales there is a 3 per cent chance of surviving a SCA (sudden cardiac arrest) but this increases to 49 per cent and above when effective CPR is performed with a defibrillator within three to five minutes of collapse.