Wales’ leading first aid charity St John Cymru Wales hosts AM’s visit to Bridgend base

Recently, Wales’ leading first aid charity St John Cymru Wales hosted a visit by Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones to their new Bridgend base. The Bridgend base is located at the Minerva Centre on Minerva Street in Bridgend. St John Cymru Wales had been looking for some time for the right premises in the Bridgend area and last year it purchased the former day centre from Bridgend Council. They took over the building in November 2015 and volunteers have worked tirelessly to get the building into the great asset that it is now.

During Mr Jones’ visit, he had a tour of the base and had an opportunity to talk to members of St John Cymru Wales including the Chief Executive Keith Dunn, the Prior for Wales Dan Clayton- Jones, the Chancellor Dr Robert Broughton and the County Commissioner Mrs Angela O’Sullivan, together with some cadets.

 

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Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones said “I was very pleased to visit St John Cymru Wales’ new Bridgend centre. St John Cymru Wales provide vital services to people the length and breadth of Wales. Many fantastic volunteers regularly give up their time to help the sick and injured and save lives. They are a tremendous force for good in our communities. In June 2015, I was deeply proud and honoured to become an Officer of the Order of St John at an Investiture ceremony held at Llandaff Cathedral.”

Mr Jones added “During my tour of the Bridgend centre, I was shown pictures of how the building looked when they first took it over and had a presentation on the range of services that St John Cymru offer. It is great to hear that the centre is already proving to be a community asset with members fielding many enquiries to use its facilities. Already using the centre are The Stroke Association and Slimming World. ”