Four new heart defibrillators have been installed in Llanbradach thanks to community fundraising efforts.
The potentially life saving equipment can be used to help people who are having a heart attack.
Resident Sarah Negus started the campaign in September by posting a message in the Llanbradach Facebook group.
As a nurse, Ms Negus was keen to address the lack of defibrillators in the village.
Ms Negus said: “Due to the geography of the village, which is very long and narrow, we really need to have four machines to cover the community properly – Pwllypant, central Llanbradach, Wingfield and the Rise.”
Each defibrillator costs around £1,500, with residents of Llanbradach coming together to raise £6,000.
Ellie Weeks, 19, who lives in the village, raised £1,500 by holding a raffle on a Facebook page she set up, while the Wingfield pub held two raffles, raising around £500.
Llanbradach and Pwllypant Community Council also donated £500 to the cause.
Meanwhile, a family quiz and disco night at Llanbradach Social Club raised £150, while Cwm Glas Infants School raised £100 through a non-uniform day.
A number of donations were also made by residents.
One defibrillator was paid for by Ebenezer Baptist Church, with treasurer Daphne Taviner saying: “We felt we wanted to serve the community around our area. We heard about the campaign through Facebook.
“We discussed it during one of our meeting and we thought it could be nice, so we have bought the defibrillator situated in the outside of the church premises out of church funds.”
Another defibrillator was donated by the Tommy Cooper Society as part of its Tommy’s Ticker campaign. John and Mair Wade of the Vanguard Centre presented the equipment on behalf of the campaign.
The presentation followed a defibrillator training session.
Llanbradach ward councillor Colin Mann said: “I’m really happy for the fundraising. It is a wonderful response from the community.”
Ms Negus added: “In only eight weeks, we had enough money for four defibrillators and their locket cabinets.
“I was really surprised how quick it was and I really want to thank the community for that.
“Let’s hope we never need to use the defibrillators but if we do then we know our chances of surviving a cardiac arrest are now significantly higher now we have them.”