St John Cymru-Wales celebrates Centenary with Charity Ball

Cardiff, Wales, 23. October 2018

Picture by St John Cymru

On 16 October, our Welsh JOIN member hosted their Centenary Charity Ball at the St Fagans National Museum of Welsh Life and celebrated 100 years of St John being there for Wales.

The media famous Doctor, Hilary Jones GP, took to the stage as host for the evening as the St John Cymru-Wales showcased their achievements as Wales’ leading first aid charity from across the last century.

Guests celebrated not only the difference St John has made in local communities and at events across Wales, but also recognised two inspirational stories from people who had put their first aid skills into practise.

Guest speaker Laura Campbell, who was trained in first aid by St John Cymru-Wales, took to the stage to recollect her own emotional experience of using her first aid skills in an emergency situation which saw a standing ovation from the audience.

Centenary Appeal Manager and event organiser Samantha Coles said:


We’re absolutely delighted with how the centenary ball went. Dr Hilary was, without a doubt, the absolute right choice to host the evening and brought his own personal experience to the night which really resonated with our guests and supported our belief in the importance of first aid.

We want to say a huge thank you to all of our fantastic sponsors and to all who attended for making the evening so special and truly a night to remember,” she added.