Trustee David Wells Retires

Trustee David Wells

We are sad to announce that after 10 years of service David Wells has resigned from his role as trustee of HeartSWell South West. David was introduced to the charity by his friend and HeartSWell’s chairman, Clem Spencer.

In 2008, when David joined HeartSWell he quickly became a very active, keen and enthusiastic member of the charity, who was willing to go above and beyond his role.

In 2010, David had a surprise heart triple bypass, which made him even more aware of the causes of cardiac disease, and in turn made him even more dedicated to the cause of the charity.
Over the years he was involved with many projects including looking after collection boxes which raised over £24,000. He was also instrumental in setting up our defibrillator programme and with his help we have been able to place 78 defibrillators in the community. Since 2014 over 4,000 people across Devon and Cornwall have been trained to provide basic first aid.

His work and achievements haven’t gone unnoticed and in 2016, he was nominated for a Plymouth Herald award for his voluntary service to the community.

Everyone at HeartSWell recognises the importance of the work David has undertaken on behalf the charity over the last ten years and are extremely sad to see him go.

His friend and chairman of the charity, Clem Spencer, says that he introduced David to the charity because he believed that he would help him to steer the charity to the right direction. Clem is thankful to David for all his hard work for the charity.

Once again, our huge thanks to thank David for all his hard work.