St John Ambulance Cymru honours International Women's Day

This International Women’s Day, St John Ambulance Cymru is celebrating the vital contribution women make to help keep the people of Wales safe.

“Today is International Women’s Day, a day in which we champion, more than usual, all those incredible and wonderful women in our lives and of course, those in St John Ambulance Cymru,” says Caryn Cox, Trustee at the charity.

“For more than a century there has been an International Women’s Day and people have marked the 8th March as a special day for women.

“These are the women who rise by lifting others – they inspire, support, work and volunteer to make our place in Wales and across the world a better, safer, happier and healthier one. 

“In each and every way, however small or large, they make our homes, our communities, our workplaces and our St John family, a place where others wish to be, and one where I wish to be part of, one that I am proud to be part of.

“Whilst much has been achieved nationally and internationally, there is always more we can do to create a sense of belonging, relevance, and empowerment. So, collectively, let's work together to make a world more inclusive for women” she says.

The first aid charity for Wales has introduced key schemes to spread menopause awareness within the St John Ambulance Cymru community and workplaces across Wales.

Last year we launched a Menopause Awareness Workplace Training Course which explores the physical, emotional and professional challenges that menopausal individuals can face. The course, which is available to workplaces across the country, gives employers and employees the skills required to better support menopausal individuals, improving their overall experiences at work.

St John Ambulance Cymru also introduced a Menopause Café scheme which created a respectful and confidential space for staff and volunteers to come together and share experiences. This project has been open to all ages and genders, taking place at St John Ambulance Cymru buildings in South and North Wales.

“Please take the opportunity today to champion a woman, or many women, in St John Ambulance Cymru who inspire you and raise them up” Caryn says.

St John Ambulance Cymru is  committed to creating an inclusive space for all within the organisation and the wider community.

You can find out more about our official Menopause Awareness Course by visiting

St John Ambulance Cymru are recruiting volunteers across Wales, with roles available for every age and ability. If you’d like to join the team, please visit


Published March 8th 2024

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