Wales lights up for St John's Day 2022

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Landmarks across Wales lit up yellow last Friday, June 24th, as part of our St John's Day celebrations.

From Newport to Aberystwyth, they shone brightly in recognition of the hard work and dedication of our volunteers towards looking after their local communities.

Each year we commemorate St John's Day alongside our fellow priories around the world, and 2022 is the second year we've invited buildings and monuments to join us in marking the occasion here in Wales.

Among those illuminating yellow were University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Blackwood Miners' Institute.

"We were delighted to see such a strong show of support for our work and the tireless commitment of our volunteers once more.

Over the last year they've given thousands of hours of their time to ensuring the success of Wales' vaccination programme and are now back out and about, keeping people safe at events big and small all over the country.

St John's day presents a great opportunity to take time and reflect on everything we do to enhance the wellbeing of our communities, and I'd like to thank everyone who came together in celebration."
St John Ambulance Cymru Chief Executive Officer, Helen Smith

Other buildings and monuments involved this year included:

Redhouse Cymru, Merthyr Tydfil


County Hall, Carmarthen 


Newport Civic Centre


Swansea Guildhall


The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth


St John's Day also marked the public launch of Strategy 2025, our plan for the future of our charity.

Learn more here.


Published August 5th 2022

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