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St John Cymru Centenary Celebrations Continue at National Eisteddfod

St John Cymru’s centenary celebrations will continue at this year’s National Eisteddfod in Cardiff.

Throughout the year they have been showcasing their replica WWI ambulance which has been touring the nation since March as part of St John Cymru’s centenary community engagement project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The National Eisteddfod in Cardiff marks the next big event in a busy summer of celebrations for the organisation and offers a unique opportunity for people to catch a glimpse of the replica WWI ambulance.

Not only can visitors see and even sit in the ambulance themselves, the organisation will also be showcasing stories and detailing the history of St John Cymru as well as discussing how everything from the vehicles and uniforms, to care and first aid responses have developed over the last century.

Join St John Cymru volunteers on Saturday 4th, Wednesday 8th and Saturday 11th August at 11am and 2pm for a special performance from one of their Cadet groups, as they re-enact first aid treatment during WWI. The Cadets will also be highlighting the differences between first aid today and 100 years ago.

There will be a very special live stream of the re-enactment on St John Cymru Facebook page on Saturday 4th August at 2pm.

Sarah Cutting Community Engagement Officer for St John Cymru said:

“We’re really excited to be showcasing our replica WWI ambulance. We’ve got a whole host of activities and exciting opportunities to get involved with including our WWI first aid re-enactment.

“We’d love for people to pop over and say hello and encourage them to find out more about just a handful of amazing opportunities available with us at St John Cymru.”

To catch a glimpse of the centenary ambulance and to learn more about first aid training and how you can get involved, visit St John Cymru at the National Eisteddfod, located stand 427 + S06 by the Norwegian church.