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Life-saving lessons at Mold

THIRTY-nine people picked up life-saving skills thanks to a training session at Mold Golf Club.

Club staff and members, along with individuals from the local community spent an afternoon in the Pantymwyn clubhouse learning basic life support techniques, including how to use a defibrillator.

The training was delivered by paramedic Jon Cross, who gave his time voluntarily, and North Wales defibrillator support officer Tomos Hughes, both from the Welsh Ambulance Service.

Mold Golf Club manager Debbie Barton said: “Jon and Tomos gave us an excellent session. It was a mix of theory and practice, which was well received and well supported. It was great to have so many people there as the more people with these skills the better. We know first-hand at the club how important a defibrillator can be as ours has already saved lives.”

Around 8,000 people in Wales suffer a sudden cardiac arrest every year. A patient’s chance of surviving decreases by an estimated 10% with every passing minute without intervention. Since becoming North Wales’ first defibrillator support officer, Tomos has been responsible for the introduction of more than 400 new defibrillators in a wide range of locations, including the top of Snowdon! He is keen to work with sports clubs and local communities and can be contacted on

Photo caption: Mold Golf Club staff, members and local residents learn life-saving techniques.