St John Ambulance Cymru have been given £1,000 thanks to nominations from the public.
Wales’ leading first aid charity are one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving a total of £1 million to charities this summer.
St John Ambulance Cymru volunteers and staff have been on the front line helping people in communities across Wales during the Covid-19 crisis.
The £1,000 donation will go towards helping the charity continue to be there for the people of Wales, keeping their staff and volunteers safe on the front line, as well as allowing them to plan for the future. Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available. In total, 13,695 charities were nominated by 253,879 people.
“Our volunteers have been working around the clock to ensure people in communities across Wales get the help and support they need during the Covid-19 crisis.
This generous donation will help us ensure we’re able to continue providing vital first aid treatment, transport and training in Wales, through COVID-19 and beyond.
With such a high number of nominees we’re extremely thankful and feel very lucky to have been chosen. Thank you to everyone who nominated us we’re really grateful for your support in these challenging times.”
St John Ambulance Cymru Appeal Manager, Samantha Coles
“We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good awards. Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services group.
We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.
We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”
Mark Hews, Ecclesiastical Group Chief Executive