News and Future Events

(20th April 2019)
Our very own Celyn has signed up to complete the ‘BeGung Ho’ 5K inflatable obstacle course at Singleton Park in Swansea this coming April with the aim of raise money to fund another Public Access Defibrillator in Porthcawl. She is a very brave lady, please support her in this cause if you can by visiting her 'Just Giving' page (by clicking on her image below) and pledging some money. Thank you in advance and good luck Celyn.

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(26th & 28th February 2019)

In support of the PADS recently installed at the Old School Room on Newton Green and Nottage Stores we held two 'CPR & Defibrillator Awareness and Practical' sessions at Newton and Nottage Church Halls towards the end of February 2019. The attendance over the two sessions was superb with over 35 people attending, all of which got totally involved in the practical sessions around CPR and the use of a defibrillator. Even some Welsh Ambulance Service Paramedics got involved and had a go. Our thanks to the Parish of Newton Nottage for the use of the halls and to the local Co-op for the refreshments. Also my thanks to the Porthcawl, Measteg and Coity & Bridgend CFR team members that helped out with the practical elements. Watch out for further dates as more Public Access Defibrillators are installed in and around the Porthcawl Community.

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(15th February 2019)

Thank you so much to the organising committee of the Porthcawl Buckaneers for the very generous donation to our team at the Porthcawl Carnival Presentation evening held at the Hi Tide in Porthcawl. We were extreamly grateful to be one of the principle beneficiaries from the 2018 Carnival. This donation will go a long way in allowing us to install another Public Access Defibrillator within the Porthcawl community.

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(February 2019)

During February another two Public Access Defibrillators (PADS) were formally handed over by the Porthcawl Town Council Mayor, Councillor Norah Clarke. One is located at the 'Old School Room' (aka the Newton Church Hall) on Newton Green and the other at Nottage Stores. Both were procured with a grant from the Porthcawl Town Council bringing the total installed with over the past few months to four and we are hoping to install several more over the coming months. The Porthcawl Community First Responders are extremely grateful to Father Philip Masson of the Parish of Newton Nottage for allowing us to locate the PAD on the Old School Room at Newton Green, and to Andy Moss and his team from Moss Technical Services Ltd its installation. A huge thanks also goes to James Hill from the Nottage Stores for agreeing to the installation on his store in Nottage and to Nathan and Chris of NHL Electrical and Telecommunications for carrying out the installation there. Just goes to show that when the people of Porthcawl work together great things happen.

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(9th February 2019)

Working in cooperation with Joe Williams, Landlord of Seahorse Inn, Porthcawl, quizmaster Gwyn Jones of Seagull Inn, Nottage and Kerry Marlow the Porthcawl Co-op Member Pioneer the three causes for 2019, Ty Elis Counselling, Cost of Cancer and Porthcawl Community First Responders each received a share of the £1500 raised by quizzes held at the Seahourse and Seagull pubs, along with a 'pack picking' day at the Porthcawl Co-op in Lias Road Porthcawl. We have already put our share to very good use in the purchase of a Training Defibrillator that has since been used during 'CPR and Defibrillator Awareness & Practical' sessions run within the Porthcawl Community. A huge thank you to the people of Porthcawl for so generous supporting the three local causes.

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(17th December 2018)

Superb evening at Porthcawl Rugby Club who received their defibrillator from Welsh Hearts. As a team we were extremely pleased to help in the formal handover of defibrillator on behalf of Welsh Hearts and in supporting them in providing a 'CPR and Defibrillator Awareness and Practical' session where members of the club had a go at carrying out CPR and using a defibrillator.

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(30th November 2018)

Thank you Porthcawl Towns Women's Guild for the invite to their Christmas Fayre held at Porthcawl Trinity Church Hall. We had a wonderful welcome and we are very pleased to be nominated at the beneficiaries for this years event, it certain was a very successful morning and resulted in a very generous donation to the Porthcawl Community First Responders.

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(5th November 2018)
We are extremely pleased to announce that the Porthcawl Community First Responders are one of the three local Charities/Community Groups selected as recipients for the funds raised in this year’s "Co-op Local Community Fund". We are really looking forward to working with the Porthcawl Co-op Member Pioneer, Kerry Marlow, the Co-op staff at the Porthcawl and Newton stores along with the two other named local charities - “Cost of Cancer” and the “Ty Elis Counselling Service”.

Last year in Porthcawl alone over £30,000 was raised and shared between the Porthcawl Museum, Porthcawl Girl Guides and the Porthcawl Y Centre. Funds are raised by members of the Co-op simply by swiping their membership card when buying selected Co-op branded products and services – 1% of what is spent this way goes to the three nominated local causes within their community, one of which this year is us.

If you are not currently a Co-op member please sign up and help raise funds for the three locally based organisations nominated this year. Further information on the Co-op Local Community Fund please have a look at -

For details and information on the various fund raising events that will be held over the coming year as part of the Porthcawl Co-op Local Community Fund, please visit our "Co-op Local Causes" page - just click the link.


For further details on what we are currently doing, both as operational First Responders or our work in the local community on initiatives such as talks, presentations and CPR/Defibrillation awareness & practical sessions, please visit out
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