About Cariad

Cariad is a registered charity that was set up by Mrs Sherilyn Hamilton-Shaw, to raise the necessary funding to provide local schools & communities with defibrillators and life saving training.

Every week Cariad provides more defibrillators into our schools and communities with Free Basic Life Support & Defibrillator training available to all. 

At the start.​
In 2012 Mrs Sherilyn Hamilton-Shaw decided to raise awareness and funding to help provide 7 schools in the Llanelli area with life saving training & defibrillators.

 

In 2013 Cariad became a registered charity and continued fundraising to provide more schools & communities with defibrillators across Wales.

 

To date Cariad has supplied in excess of 1000 defibrillators to schools, communities and emergency vehicles. 

 

Cariad continues to grow working closely with the emergency services, local authorities and Swansea City FC along with the incredible family and friends of Mitchell Joseph and members of our communities right across Wales.

 

Cariad has assisted and provided more than 190 Fire Service vehicles with Zoll Defibrillators and supported the funding of several Fire Co-Responder vehicles.

 

We believe this will be vital in our aim to reduce the number of people dying from cardiac arrest in Wales.

 

On average 8000 people every year suffer a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital environment in Wales. At present the survival rate is 3-5%

 

Working closely together to help Save Lives.

Elusen gofrestredig yw Cariad sy'n darparu hyfforddiant achub bywydau a diffibrilwyr i ysgolion a chymunedau ar draws Cymru. Bob blwyddyn mae 8000 o bobl yng Nghymru yn cael trawiad ar y galon y tu allan i'r ysbyty. Y gyfradd oroesi ar hyn o bryd yw 3% yn unig.

Mae'r siawns sydd gan rywun o oroesi yn gallu cynyddu'n sylweddol pan ddefnyddir diffibriliwr ac adfywio cardio-pwlmonaidd (CPR) o fewn deng munud i'r trawiad. Yn ddiweddar mae Cariad wedi ffurfio partneriaeth a Gwaanaeth Tan ac Achub Canolbarth a Gorllewin Cymru, gan ddarparu diffibrilwr ar gyfer pob injan dan a hyfforddiant i ddiffoddwyr tan. O ganlyniad i hyn, bellach mae diffoddwyr tan yn ymateb i drawiadau ar y galon yn y gymuned, gan ein helpu i achub bywydau. Hyd yn hyn mae Cariad wedi darparu mwy na 6000 o ddiffibrilwyr ac wedi hyfforddi mwy na 15000 o bobl ar draws Cymru. 

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Cariad Accolades

All of us here believe the best reward we can ever receive is knowing that our actions in providing defibrillators and basic life support awareness across Wales will help save a persons life. 

Since Cariad began we have been extremely grateful to receive recognition for our efforts to save lives.

In 2016 Cariad founders Sherilyn and Anthony Hamilton-Shaw received the Point of Light Award from Prime Minister David Cameron.

Cariad was delighted to receive a Special Recongnition Award from Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service

Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue presented Cariad with Special Recognition Award for providing all MAWWFRS 1st responder vehicles with defibrillators

Cariad was honoured to receive the Carmarthenshire Local Hero Award.

Cariad received recognition for the work we done with Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service providing defibrillators to front line emergency response vehicles and training to Fire Fighters.

Cariad was awarded the Emergency Services Award.

Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue Service Award 2015

Cariad was delighted and honoured to received recognition from Mid and West Wales Fire & Rescue service for our contribution to placing defibrillators into communities across Wales.