A COMMUNITY has come together to purchase a potentially life saving piece of equipment.

Residents of Garth and Trevor have reached into their pockets to fund the purchase and installation of a defibrillator.

The defibrillator means that anyone going into cardiac arrest in rural areas can be bought vital minutes while an ambulance arrives.

The new defibrillator has been installed on the Hafryn Garth flats and in the event that its use is required, the ambulance service can be called to receive a code to unlock it.


Cllr Elfed Morris, of Llangollen Rural Community Council, campaigned to local residents to raise the money for the defibrillator by going door to door and collecting money.

Cllr Morris said: "A defibrillator costs around £1,400, which is obviously quite a lot of money.

"They've got one in Trevor and one in Bran and I think it's been a good thing for those villages.

"We went house to house collecting money along with donations from local businesses.

"The response was excellent. Having something like this is great for the community."