LLANDUDNO Cricket Club held a special event to formally accept a new defibrillator following a successful fundraising campaign.

The North Wales Cricket League Premier Division side held a number of various events to raise the money needed to purchase the life-saving equipment, with a host of dignitaries attending the presentation on Thursday, May 23.

David and Mandy Hawkins the outgoing Llandudno Mayor and mayoress, along with Miss Alice Carys Lambe, councillor Louise Emery from Gogarth Ward were in attendance, in addition to representatives from the Llandudno lions.

Club officials present were president Tony Neville and club chairman John Rimmington, with Jodie James and Carol Davies, chief fundraisers for the project, also received special praise at the event.

Both women explained how they had raised the funds for the defibrillator and thanked members and the community for support during an address to those in attendance, with Mr Hawkins thanking the club and wider community for raising the funds needed to purchase the defibrillator.

Earlier this week the defibrillator was put in place by Tomos Hughes, who also gave training to club members on how to currently use the equipment.

The club purchased the defibrillator from Adrian Standewick, whose son is remembered via the Sam Standewick Memorial Fund of which monies are donated to buy defibs in the community.