Since 1918 St John Cymru have been working to provide first aid treatment to Cardiffians and people across Wales, and they will continue to do so at this year’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon. They’re calling for runners to fundraise for St John Cymru and help them to continue to be there for the people of Wales.
Every year they work with the city’s biggest events delivering thousands of hours of first aid cover and treating those in need of help. 2018 is no exception, and it’s proving to be one of their busiest summers ever.
St John Cymru volunteers helped keep people safe during the record breaking Ed Sheeran concerts at the Principality Stadium in June, where over 60,000 fans attended each night. They also provided first aid cover at the Volvo Ocean Race Village and the National Eisteddfod – where they were on hand to care for the hundreds of thousands of people that visited the capital city. This will continue throughout the year as they support the Autumn Internationals and Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, where 100 St John Cymru volunteers will be on hand to support our runners!
The organisation puts all the profit they make from providing first aid services at events and from their commercial training courses back into their charitable work; including running free community first aid training, providing emergency response and running Badger and Cadet youth programmes, where children as young as five can be taught the skills they need to save a life. So working with St John Cymru is doing more than just keeping staff or visitors safe, it’s helping the community.
We hope you haven’t needed help from St John Cymru over the summer – but they need you! There are many fantastic ways to get involved, whether it’s volunteering, booking a first aid course, or taking part in an event.
Right now they’re looking for people to join them as they celebrate their centenary by taking on the iconic Cardiff Half Marathon. Join their #Team100 by using one of their free places for this years’ event at www.stjohn.wales/team100