Improving access to defibrillators
2062. Steven Davies
PC Steven Davies, from Pontypridd, saved the life of a member of the public while on the beat in 2016 thanks to a defibrillator, and has since been dedicated to improving access to defibrillators and first aid for villages in the area.
Alongside raising £50,000 to install new defibrillators, he has provided training in using the equipment to over 2,000 schoolchildren and community groups in Rhondda Cynon Taff County.
Steven has also raised funds for a range of other charities, including the ‘Welsh Air Ambulance Service’ and a male choir in his local area. These have included completing several half marathons, triathlons and the Iron Man challenge.
Alex Davies-Jones, Steven’s local MP, said:
“Steven does some incredible work in my community and we are lucky to have him. He is always working tirelessly to help others and his important work on defibrillators is genuinely saving lives. I’m very grateful to have Steven as a local constituent and know he is an inspiration for many others.”
“I am humbled to receive such a prestigious award. Having grown up in the village of Tonyrefail, I feel I am able and fortunate to give something back.
“The fact the community supports the work I do as well as other volunteers, really does give me the sense of satisfaction which in turn, enables us to continue.
“Some of the personal challenges have been rewarding, from which a number of charities have benefited.
“Time costs me nothing and I will give as much time as I have to those who will benefit or who are in need.”