Thanks to support from Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm Fund, Gwynt y Môr Community Fund and Rheinisch-Westfälische Elektrizitätswerk (RWE), we've been given £18,000 to train children, young people and local communities in first aid, across north Wales, re-emphasising our commitment to saving lives and enhancing the health and wellbeing of communities in Wales.
The Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm Fund which supports communities within the rural areas of Conwy and Denbighshire, has awarded us £8,000, and the Gwynt y Môr Community Fund which supports the coastal areas of Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire has awarded £10,000. The funding will be used as part of an ambitious project which aims to provide first aid training for 5,000 children and young people across the regions, as well as offering training to faith groups, sporting groups and disadvantaged groups such as young carers and women’s refuges.
The grant will also part-fund a Community Trainer post in the region, to reaffirm our ongoing commitment to seeing more lives saved across Wales.
“We are thrilled to be able to support such a worthy project which will enable children, young people and the whole community to learn lifesaving skills. We wish the St John Ambulance Cymru every success with their project.”
Representatives from The Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm Fund and the Gwynt y Môr Community Fund
“We're absolutely thrilled to have been offered this money to help support our life saving work amongst the areas of Conwy, Denbighshire, and Flintshire, and would like to thank Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm Fund, Gwynt y Môr Community Fund and RWE for their support.
As a charitable organisation we depend on external funding, and grants like this make such a big difference to the communities we serve. This money brings us closer to achieving the ambitious vision we have for our future- providing first aid for everyone, anytime, anywhere.”
St John Ambulance Cymru Chief Executive Officer, Helen Smith