MORE than 200 people have been taught how to save a life thanks to free defibrillator training sessions held in Llanidloes.

The town’s Rotary Club invited Annette Macken, St John Ambulance regional training officer, to train 52 people on Saturday, September 28.

“That makes well over 200 trained at these events now, all sponsored by Woosnam & Davies Newsagents, for which we are eternally grateful.,” said a Llanidloes Rotary Club spokesperson.

Since May 2017, four free events have been held to help teach residents how to shock a person’s heart back into a normal rhythm if they go into cardiac arrest.

“We aim to provide another for our town centre with Woosnam & Davies again.

“However we are awaiting to find out where our local Masonic Lodge place theirs, as they are currently raising funds for two,” they said.

Four defibrillators, fundraised through the Rotary, are located at the Arwystli Medical Practice on Mount Lane, St John Ambulance at the Gro car park, Llanidloes Community First Responders and at the Old Post Office.

A raffle was also held to raise money for Llanidloes High School and the St John Ambulance.