As temperatures rise and summer makes its presence felt across Wales, St John Ambulance Cymru is launching its summer fundraising campaign,  asking you to #RaiseYourBuckets for a good cause.

As part of their #RaiseYourBuckets Campaign, Wales’s leading first aid charity is promoting sun safety, and encouraging people across the nation to stay safe in the sun by purchasing an exclusive St John Ambulance Cymru bucket hat, and looking good for a good cause.

Wearing a hat is one of the charity’s top sun safety tips, and St John Ambulance Cymru bucket hats are available in yellow or white from the St John Ambulance Cymru website, in exchange for a suggested donation of £10. Every hat comes with a postcard sized copy of the organisation’s latest sun safety advice.

David Monk, St John Ambulance Cymru’s Clinical Director explains, “As it gets warmer it’s so important to enjoy ourselves safely. In the extreme heat it’s important to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

You should also apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 every two hours. It’s also best to avoid the sun when at its strongest, between 11am and 3pm.”

Everyone is being encouraged to get involved by organising your own community bucket collection to help raise vital funds to support lifesaving work across Wales.

Community and Events Fundraising Manager Alan Drury said, “This summer, we need people from all across Wales to show their support by holding a fundraising bucket collection at their local supermarket or community event, to help us ‘Raise Your Buckets’ and raise vital funds to support our lifesaving work in communities across Wales.

He added, “We’ll send you everything that you need to help you collect safely, and by getting involved, your support really could be the difference between a life lost or a life saved.’

There are a whole host of ways to #RaiseYourBuckets this summer. You can find more hints and tips about organising your own fundraiser by visiting our website, or requesting a  Fundraising pack from the Fundraising Team by emailing fundraising@sjacymru.org.uk