27th September 2013, Milford Haven, Wales, UK
South Hook LNG Community Day gives ‘hands-on’ help to local projects
Community and voluntary groups across our County recently received “hands-on” help from staff volunteers of South Hook LNG Terminal, as the Company launched its first ‘Community Day’.
Supplementing the Company’s active presence in the Community, which has seen over 650 individual projects, initiatives and events receiving assistance in recent years, the ‘Community Day’ provided an opportunity for staff to experience the invaluable work of Pembrokeshire’s volunteering sector.
A wide variety of tasks were undertaken by eight teams, including restoring furniture at FRAME, clearing Patient Gardens at Withybush Hospital, painting St John’s Community Hall in Pembroke Dock, removing Himalayan Balsam at Treffgarne and farmyard duties at Green Links in Pembroke.
South Hook LNG Director & General Manager Yasser S. Al Jaidah, who volunteered with Stackpole Mencap Gardens, thanked all the South Hook LNG’s volunteers and the host organisations, saying “we are very much a part of this community, and our aim is to support projects that echo the key values of our business, from safety and environment to education and wellbeing. We are proud to have worked alongside the many dedicated volunteers that are supporting community initiatives across Pembrokeshire. Our staff had a truly memorable day.”
The day was supported by PAVS through their network of volunteer organisations. Caroline White, Volunteer Coordinator at PAVS, thanked South Hook LNG, saying “the interest in employee volunteering is growing in Pembrokeshire and there are now a number of employers giving their staff time to volunteer during working hours. Many projects have been carried out within the 3rd Sector through employee volunteer schemes which have been greatly appreciated and valued. It has really helped to raise the profile of volunteering and has encouraged more people to get involved in their community as many people continue to volunteer in their own time”.
Notes to Editor:
South Hook LNG is one of Europe’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminals. It has a processing capacity of 15.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and is capable of delivering up to 21 billion cubic metres (bcm) per annum of gas into the National Transmission System (NTS) – equivalent to around 20% of current UK natural gas needs. South Hook LNG’s shareholders are Qatar Petroleum International, ExxonMobil and Total.
South Hook LNG Volunteers at Green Links Community Farm, Pembrokeshire Rivers Trust, FRAME and Adam’s Bucketful of Hope
For further information contact: Mariam Dalziel, Public Relations Manager
Tel: 01437 782202