Lynn Cleal, the driving force behind the St John and the City public access defibrillator project in Edinburgh, has received a special invitation to next month’s Royal Wedding.
Lynn, who is Fundraising Chair for the Edinburgh and South East Committee of St John Scotland, leads the project, which has so far seen more than 135 defibrillators installed across the city.
Lord Lieutenants from across the UK were asked to nominate inspirational local people to attend the Royal Wedding, and Lynn was put forward by Lord Lieutenant of Edinburgh, Frank Ross.
He said: “I am delighted Lynn has been chosen to receive an invite. She is very deserving of the nomination and I hope she has a fantastic day to remember. As an inspiring volunteer, she works tirelessly to help St John Scotland’s life-saving work with the St John and the City project. Lynn will be a great ambassador for Edinburgh at the Royal Wedding and I hope she enjoys a happy day of celebrations – she certainly deserves it.”
Lynn will be one of 2,500 people from around the UK specially invited to watch the arrivals of the happy couple and their wedding guests. She will attend the ceremony along with partner Andrew Smith, also a member of the St John Scotland Edinburgh and South East committee.
Lynn said: “I am absolutely delighted to be invited to the Royal Wedding, I’m still in shock at hearing the news! I’m honoured that Frank Ross as Lord Lieutenant nominated me, and I’m very proud to be there as a representative for the City of Edinburgh and the team at St John Scotland.”
Angus Loudon, Executive Director of St John Scotland, said: “On behalf of everyone at St John Scotland, I want to say how delighted we are that Lynn has been recognised for her hard work and dedication by being chosen to attend the Royal Wedding next month. The invitation is a fitting reward for Lynn’s tireless work, and recognition of the huge success of the St John and The City defibrillator project. St John Scotland relies on dedicated supporters like Lynn to achieve our life-saving and life-enhancing work, so we’re thrilled that she’ll get to be part of this historic occasion as recognition of her efforts.”
You can find out more about St John and the City on the project website: http://www.stjohnandthecity.org.uk/