Landmarks across Wales will light up in yellow this week, celebrating the unwavering efforts of staff and volunteers from Wales’ leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance Cymru across the pandemic.
Volunteers would usually celebrate St John’s Day (24th June), together, but will be unable to this year due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
Instead, monuments across Wales will showcase their support for volunteers and celebrate their exceptional work by illuminating yellow.
St John Ambulance Cymru, Head of Ambulance Services, James Shaughnessy said:
“We’ve been there for communities in Wales for over 100 years and our volunteers have given tens of thousands of hours supporting critical COVID-19 projects including caring for patients at Wales’ field hospitals and providing vital patient transport support to the NHS.
“Now, our volunteers have stepped up once again and continue to be there for people when they need it most at Wales’ vaccination centres.
“The pandemic has made us re-evaluate this year’s St John’s Day celebrations and we’re so grateful to all those who will be joining us to help make this day a memorable one for our St John people,” he added.
Other landmarks joining the charity include Wales Millennium Centre, University of St David Trinity Wales, National Library of Wales as well several local council buildings such as Carmarthen County Hall and Newport Civic Centre and several churches across Wales.