instrument was delivered to the Hall on Wednesday 17th June
2015. It was purchased from the charity " Welsh Hearts" for £800.
This sum was shared equally following successful propositions
from Ogmore and Adare Lodges.
funds were available thanks to the bequest made to these Lodges
from the estate of the late and much respected W Bro Kenneth Viles.
of the Trustees, W Bro C Hugh Thomas PGStdB, offered a warm
welcome to the director of the charity, Sharon Owen, and her
team as shown in the photograph and of course to the
members of our community who had come to learn about the
welcome was followed by a short address from Sharon Owen about
the conditions indicating this kind of treatment and went on to
run a training session to demonstrate the use of the apparatus.
The Bridgend Masonic building now has this important item of equipment
available permanently. Another training session will be
arranged for the Autumn to expand the numbers of Brethren
capable of assisting should an incident occur.
Time is of the essence in such incidents and confidence and knowledge in
the use of the Defibrillator is paramount.
Brethren who would like to know more and perhaps form part of
the group of trained operators are invited to add their names to
the list for the next training session. Please be assured
that no pressure will be exerted on those who, after seeing the
demonstrations, choose not to participate. This is very
much a personal decision.