Our young people from across north Wales have come together to support vulnerable people in their community.
Badgers and Cadets from St John Ambulance Cymru in Gwynedd, Denbighshire, Wrexham and Flintshire donated food and toiletries to people in need last month.
The project was started by our North Wales Youth Council and provided a lifeline to local residents during the summer, an often-difficult time for families, especially during the school holidays.
Our volunteers, aged 5-17 collected supplies over four weeks, including food and toiletries from friends, family, and local people, some even purchased items with their pocket money to add to their donations.
The ‘community days’, also involved several activities designed to develop their teamworking skills, including problem solving tasks and first aid challenges.
“Our children and young people have been truly remarkable and their compassion and drive to make a difference has been inspiring. Some of them delayed their holidays so they could be part of the project and help others when they need it most.
One of our Cadets even received support from family members in Canada!
For me, their actions really demonstrate how our youth programmes help our young people grow into kind, considerate adults.”
St John Ambulance Cymru, Youth Manager, Tracy Sankey-Jones
“I’m so incredibly proud of our young people for coming together and making a real difference to people in their community when they need it most.
Their generosity is truly inspiring and is testament to the hard work and altruism of all our Cadets, Badgers, and young people across Wales.”
St John Ambulance Cymru, Chief Volunteer, Richard Paskell
More information about our youth programmes and how they're making a difference to young people and their communities, click here.