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Press Release - Talyllyn Railway Aims To Save Lives

The Talyllyn Railway recently took delivery of the first three defibrillators which will be installed along the Railway.


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Working in partnership with Achub Calon Y Dyffryn, which is working to increase the number of defibrillators available in the North Wales area, the Railway has been raising money to purchase the life saving equipment to be installed at various stations along the line.


Initially the defibrillators will be installed at Wharf, Pendre and Dolgoch stations, but it is hoped to be able to add other locations in due course. The first to be installed will be at Dolgoch station and it is hoped to be able to hold an official commissioning as part of the Railway’s Late Night Steam event on Saturday 25 August 2017. After they are installed training sessions will be held so that as many staff and volunteers as possible will feel confident to use them.


Lorraine Simkiss, the Railway’s Customer Experience Manager, who has been responsible for the fundraising for the equipment comments:


‘We are so grateful to all those who have contributed so generously, which include members of the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society and the Rotary Club of Tywyn, and have allowed us to purchase these first three defibrillators. We actually hope they never have to be used, but if required we believe they will help to save lives.’


The photo shows Lorraine Simkiss accepting the first three defibrillators from Tomos Hughes of Achub Calon Y Dyffryn at Tywyn Wharf station.




Photo by Ian Drummond.


For further information about this press release please e-mail: pressoffice [at] talyllyn [dot] co [dot] uk.


 


Lorraine Simkiss and Tomos Hughes with the new defibrillators at Wharf Sation

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Posted by Peter Bowyer on 21 August 2017

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