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Hero’s raised money for the local Hospice at Home Service!

Pictured (left to right): Cllr Dennis Evans, Mayor of Pembroke; “Hero”: Shawnee Roberts; Toni Dorkings, Community Fundraiser for the Paul Sartori Foundation; “Hero”: Lucy Rogers and Mayoress of Pembroke Rita Evans

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The Paul Sartori Foundation’s first Steps for Sartori Hero Walk was held in glorious sunshine on Sunday 3rd July 2016 organised to support its free services that it provides in the county of Pembrokeshire to support  people living in the later stages of any life limiting illness.

Registration and fundraising brought in just over £1300 profit for the Paul Sartori Foundation.  This event, scheduled to be an annual fundraiser for the Foundation started and finished at Pembroke Castle with various route options catering for all abilities with the furthest one heading to Neyland Marina.

Costumes were imaginative and colourful with many participants dressing up as their hero’s including Batman, a nurse and a footballer!  Walkers were welcomed by Pembroke Mayor Dennis Evans and Mayoress Rita Evans and the event was attended by Pembroke Castle resident, Dewi The Dragon.  All heros were presented with a goody bag sponsored by Tesco after the event as a thank you from the Foundation for raising much needed funds.

Toni Dorkings, Community Fundraiser for the Paul Sartori Foundation spokeswomen for the Hero Walk highlighted “The atmosphere on the day was fantastic, with many of our “Heros” dressing up as their favourite heros”, adding “support from Pembroke Castle was key for the event as we could not have wished for such a great venue”.

Local support for this event is crucial to its success and the Paul Sartori Foundation fundraising department is encouraging businesses to sign up with teams and individuals with families for next year’s event.

The services provided by the Paul Sartori Foundation are free of charge, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and enable people who are living in the later stages of life to die at home if that is their wish. With dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear.

Further information on the charity, can be found by visiting their website www.paulsartori.org, or by phoning 01437 763223.

Fun & Frivolity had at the recent Mid-Summer Mayhem Family Fun Weekend

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Photo – pictured: Darling Downes Traction Steam Engine at the recent Mid Summer Mayhem Family Fun Weekend

The Mid-Summer Mayhem Family Fun Weekend was held the last weekend in June at The Plough Inn, Sageston in aid of the Paul Sartori Foundation, Pembrokeshire’s only hospice at home service, raising just over £1,000.00.

The weekend promised lots of family fun and delivered in buckets; with a car boot sale, bouncy castles, indoor stalls, family fun and games, kids disco and music by The Stangs.  The Paul Sartori also auctioned a number of prizes generously donated by individuals and local businesses.  The event invited people to camp on site, making use of the facilities at The Plough Inn.

Visitors to the event got the opportunity to see the star attractions which were two wonderful steam engines brought along by Richard Scourfield; Joe Chamberlain, a 3 speed 5 ton crane, built in 1909 and Darling Downes, built in 1906 and was re-patriated from Australia – both were a great sight and endured great curiosity.

“This event has been held for a few years now and is gaining great support from local and away supporters”, said Toni Dorkings, Community Fundraiser from the Paul Sartori Foundation, “all funds raised go back into supporting our services”, added Toni.

The services provided by the Paul Sartori Foundation are free of charge, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and enable people who are living in the later stages of life to die at home if that is their wish. With dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear.

“The atmosphere is very special and relaxed, giving kids plenty to do and the parents an opportunity to relax”, mentioned Judith Williams Paul Sartori’s Fundraising Coordinator, “the auction was great fun with great prizes including a mid-week break in a pod at the Fishguard Bay Resort”.

Next year’s event will be held the last weekend in June.

Sartori News – July Edition

Welcome to our new style Paul Sartori Foundation newsletter, Sartori News July Edition.  We hope you enjoy the read.  If you have any feedback at all, or future article requests, please get in touch with Judith or Ceri on 01437 763223. Please follow this link: Sartori News July 16 (email)

‘Sing for Sartori’ sessions a huge success!

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Pictured: Anne Hughes and some of the Letterston Singers for Sartori  present a cheque to Toni Dorkings, Community Fundraiser at the Paul Sartori Foundation

A huge thank you to everyone who has been along to any of the eight ‘Sing for Sartori’ sessions that have been held – so far! – in Cardigan, Newport, Dinas, Solva, Johnston, Haverfordwest, Roch and Letterston.  The events drew together such a variety of singers, some very experienced indeed, others admitting to not having sung since junior school, with quite a number who had been told that they couldn’t sing at all – just not true! Altogether, nearly three hundred people raised their voices for Sartori, the youngest a baby and the oldest in their 90s, with many really committed singers coming to all of the sessions. That’s real dedication! All of the events were free with retiring bucket collections, raising a quite wonderful £866.03 for the Paul Sartori Foundation.

So what did the singers think?

‘What great fun we all had and it sounded wonderful. Thank you Anne, more of the same please.’

‘ I have never sung in a choir before and found it an exhilarating experience.  Thanks to your expertise and enthusiasm I had a wonderful afternoon.’

‘We were singing all the way home – we had a great time.’

‘We had a BRILLIANT time yesterday.  The songs were a very varied mixture and the focus was absolutely on enjoying the buzz of singing with a like-minded group. The thing that really bought the event to life was the just amazing infectious enthusiasm of Anne Hughes.  She definitely brought out the best in us all and I’m sure that I’m right in saying that everyone left the venue with a smile on their face 🙂  . . .  AND we raised quite a bit of money for Paul Sartori.  What is there not to like!’

Future Singing for Fun Sartori events include:

‘Sing for Sartori’ on 26 June at 3pm (All Saints’ Church, Walton West, Little Haven, SA62 3UB), a free come-and-sing session – with a bucket collection – for anyone wanting to have a go at singing; experienced and completely inexperienced singers equally welcome!

‘Raise the Roof for Sartori’ on 14 July at 7pm (HPB St Bride’s Castle, St Bride’s, SA62 3AL),a ticket only event, every penny going to the Foundation; tickets are £5 each and must be booked in advance from 01646 636717.

‘Sing for Sartori’ on 7 August at 3pm (by Anchor House B&B, Broad Haven seafront), a ‘come-and-sing’ session, with delicious cream teas on offer!

 

If you would like information on any of these events or, indeed, on Singing for Fun, which is starting new light-hearted singing groups in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion, do feel free to contact Anne on 07742 576031wolhughes@gmail.com or via the website Singingforfun.co.uk (SfF in West Wales page).

 

 

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