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Paul Sartori Foundation named Port’s Charitable Cause of the year

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Photo caption: Charity Manager at the Paul Sartori Foundation Sandra Dade and PR and Communications Executive at the Port of Milford Haven Sara Andrew

Staff at the Port of Milford Haven have selected the Paul Sartori Foundation as their 2017 Charitable Cause of the Year.

Each year, the 170-strong workforce vote for a charitable organisation within Pembrokeshire to support both financially and through a wide range of fundraising and volunteering activities.

The Paul Sartori Foundation was formed in the 1980s and offers specialised, supportive care and advice for those in the later stages of any life-limiting illness. Over the past year they have supported 820 people across Pembrokeshire, providing over 17,000 hours of care.

Charity Manager Sandra Dade welcomed the news, saying “The Paul Sartori Foundation is thrilled that the Port of Milford Haven team have selected us as their charitable cause of the year. Support from local businesses such as this helps our charity in many ways to sustain our vital Hospice at Home service. This announcement has sent a real buzz amongst our own team and we are all looking forward to working together with the Port throughout our special 35th anniversary year.”

PR and Communications Manager at the Port of Milford Haven, Anna Malloy, commented “The work of the Paul Sartori Foundation and its wonderful team of staff and volunteers is providing a much valued service across Pembrokeshire and we’re delighted to be able to support them throughout 2017. Our staff are always keen to help out with our elected charity and there will be plenty for us to get involved with over the next twelve months.”

For more information on the Paul Sartori Foundation please visit their website http://care.paulsartori.org

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 Notes to Editors

 Port of Milford Haven

The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas.  It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.

The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.

The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock.  Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.

One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities.  Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes.  All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.

For further information, visit www.mhpa.co.uk or contact:

Anna Malloy
Port of Milford Haven
01646 696100
anna.malloy@mhpa.co.uk

Charity Cash Bingo

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In aid of Paul Sartori Foundation (part of the fundraising for the Vietnam to Cambodia Cycle Challenge). To be held at the RAOB Club, Kilgetty on Friday 27th January 2017. Eyes down 8pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Make it Your New Year’s Resolution to Volunteer

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The Paul Sartori Foundation is making a special appeal to individuals to consider making a wonderful new year’s resolution in 2017 by volunteering to help support the charity!  “This is a special way of supporting a local charity providing end of life care in Pembrokeshire for nearly 35 years”, explained Judith Williams Volunteer Administrator for the Paul Sartori Foundation, “Volunteers not only have the opportunity to give something back, but can benefit by making new friends, learning new skills and gaining increased confidence.  It can also be seen as a valuable stepping stone to employment and training opportunities whilst gaining valuable experience.”

Please make it your new year’s resolution to volunteer!  Get involved and make a real difference!  Often the most difficult part is making the first move, so be brave get in touch today, please phone us on 01437 763223 or email us on enquiries@paulsartori.org.

Light up a Life Remembrance Service – Closing Ceremony

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The Paul Sartori Foundation invite individuals, families and friends to attend and celebrate the life of a loved one at Picton Castle The Rhos, 3pm on Saturday 28th January 2017.  This is an opportunity to dedicate a special message to a loved one in our Book of Remembrance; light up a symbolic candle in memory of someone special and share in a special service including readings and musical interludes.  The “Light up a Life” season is a nationwide hospice care event where the aim is to reflect on those who are no longer with us.  If you would like the opportunity to enter a message into the Book of Remembrance and/or you would like to attend the event (spaces are limited), please phone 01437 763223 or email enquiries@paulsartori.org.

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