County Show’s Community Zone attracts thousands of visitors
Photo caption: Cllr Dr Simon Hancock (Chairman, Pembrokeshire County Council), special guests, representatives of the Community & Learning Zone, PAVS and South Hook LNG.
Twenty different community groups welcomed the opportunity in 2019, to have a stand at the Community & Learning Zone, part of the Pembrokeshire County Show, giving them the chance to raise awareness of the services that they offer to members of the public. Over the course of the three days, more than 3,500 visitors engaged with the different groups.
The Community Zone was co-ordinated by PAVS and supported by South Hook LNG. Commenting after the Show, Co-ordinator Louise Wilkinson said, The Community Zone was a real success this year, there were more visitors through the marquee than ever before.”
South Hook is pleased to have been able to support these groups once again in helping them to promote their services and the benefit that they bring to local people. It is important that these groups are also given the opportunity to encourage people to volunteer, without whom, many of these services would not exist.
If you want to get involved in your community, you can search volunteering opportunities on the Volunteering Wales website https://volunteering-wales.net/vk/volunteers/index.htm
The range of services available to the public and showcased at the Community Zone, included support for the elderly, help with bereavement care, a range of housing and transport services, support for families who have children living with a life threatening illness, as well as other health and social care services.
Photo caption: The Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, pictured with representatives from PAVS