Supporting our Community at the County Show
Sixteen different voluntary and community groups had a presence in the Community Zone at the Pembrokeshire County Show this year. Many of the organisations involved had never had the chance to be at the show before and welcomed the opportunity to advertise their projects and activities, with many promoting new services, raising awareness, or encouraging people to volunteer. In the marquee itself there were seventeen stands which organisations shared or had on a time share basis, but everyone agreed it was very worthwhile. Over the 3 days more than 4,000 visitors engaged with the different groups and projects.
The Community Zone was coordinated by PAVS (Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services). “The Community Zone, at the Pembrokeshire Show, was a real success this year, there were more visitors through the marquee than ever before”, said Coordinator Louise Wilkinson. The Community Zone was supported by South Hook LNG.
Commenting on South Hook LNG’s support of the Community Zone, PR Manager Mariam Dalziel congratulated PAVS and the numerous community organisations involved. “The number of visitors to the Community Zone at this year’s Show is testament to the valuable work that community and voluntary groups are doing, across Pembrokeshire. We are so pleased to have been able to support these groups once again in raising awareness of their services and the benefit that they bring to local people.”
The Community Zone was opened (along with its neighbour – the Learning Zone) on the first morning by Councillor Alison Lee (Cabinet Member for Housing and Voluntary Sector) who invited stall holders, and some special guests, to enjoy a networking breakfast. The breakfast had been made by the staff and volunteers at ‘The Hatch’ part of the POINT Means Jobs project with Fishguard and Goodwick Young Persons Trust.
Picture caption: Representatives of the Community and Learning Zone, and special guests, on the first day of the show.
For more information about the Community Zone please contact Louise Wilkinson
C/O PAVS, 36-38 High Street, Haverfordwest, SA61 2DA
Organisations involved in the Community Zone this year included:
1. Adlerian Society
2. Arwain Sir Benfo (LEADER Pembrokeshire)
4. Community Voice
5. Cruse Bereavement Care
6. Menter Iaith Sir Benfro
7. Narberth Museum
8. PACTO – Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations
9. PAVS – Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services,
10. Pembrokeshire Care, Share and Give
11. Pembrokeshire Citizens Advice Bureau
12. Pembrokeshire Friends
13. RNIB Cymru
14. St Davids Wellbeing
15. Tenovus Cancer Care
16. West Wales Action for Mental Health