LANDMARKS across Wales including Carmarthen County Hall, will light up in yellow this week, celebrating the unwavering efforts of staff and volunteers from Wales’ leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance Cymru, across the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteers would usually celebrate St John’s Day (24th June), together, but will be unable to this year due to ongoing restrictions.

Instead, monuments across Wales will showcase their support for volunteers and celebrate their exceptional work by illuminating yellow.

St John Ambulance Cymru, Head of Ambulance Services, James Shaughnessy said:

“We’ve been there for communities in Wales for over 100 years and our volunteers have given tens of thousands of hours supporting critical COVID-19 projects including caring for patients at Wales’ field hospitals and providing vital patient transport support to the NHS.

“Now, our volunteers have stepped up once again and continue to be there for people when they need it most at Wales’ vaccination centres.

“The pandemic has made us re-evaluate this year’s St John’s Day celebrations and we’re so grateful to Carmarthen County Council and all those who will be joining us to help make this day a memorable one for our St John people,” he added.

Other landmarks joining the charity include the Wales Millennium Centre, University of Wales Trinity St David as well several local council buildings and churches across Wales.

You can get involved in celebrations by lighting up for yellow for St John Ambulance Cymru. More information is available by e-mailing press@sjacymru.org.uk or calling 02920 449 655.