Pembrokeshire Volunteering Awards 2021 - A Virtual Success

21st Dec 21

Approximately 70 volunteers and guests were able to attend the ceremony and every volunteer who was nominated was able to enjoy some sweet treats (including Tan Y Castell Welsh Cakes) provided in their goody bag while watching the awards and the excellent interval entertainment provided by Pembrokeshire Music Service (showcasing the talents of Pembrokeshire’s young musicians).

Sue Leonard, Chief Officer at PAVS, opened the ceremony and expressed her thanks to all those giving up their time to volunteer in Pembrokeshire, in what are still very challenging times.

This year there were seven categories of awards. Sue introduced each of the finalists and then the nominators let everyone know why they had nominated that volunteer (or group of volunteers) in a pre-recorded video. Sue said, “The videos really highlighted the extraordinary contribution that groups and individuals, through their volunteering, make to local communities.” These uplifting, inspiring, stories will be available on the PAVS YouTube Channel

Mariam Dalziel, South Hook LNG’s PR Manager, commented “We are pleased to have continued our support for the Volunteering Awards, which celebrate the real difference that dedicated Volunteers are making in communities across Pembrokeshire.”

Volunteer aged under 25

Winner: Sarah Greener - Paul Sartori Foundation

Highly Commended: Cai James – Friends of Prostate Cymru Carlos Wilson - PATCH

Mike Beckett (group aged under 25)

Winner: Eglwyswrw YFC

Highly Commended: Ebony & Libby Scott – Pembrokeshire Care, Share & Give

Long Service Award

Winner: Edna Davies - Pembrokeshire YFC

Highly Commended: Ruth Barnes – Paul Sartori Foundation/ Wendy Jones - Sandy Bear

Trustee/Board Award

Winner: Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society – Trustee Board

Highly Commended: Deena Irving – Pembrokeshire Care, Share & Give

Mary Sigley (where volunteering has made a difference to the life of an individual) Winner: Jan Olin – PATCH

Highly Commended: Carlos Wilson – PATCH/ Sarah Greener - Paul Sartori Foundation

Individual aged Over 25

Winner: Amanda Absalom-Lowe - Pembrokeshire Care, Share & Give

Highly Commended: Caroline Hüsecken – Paul Sartori Foundation/ Dean Flood – Pembrokeshire Care Society/ Denise Stanley - Sandy Bear

Group Award Over 25

Winner: County Of Sanctuary, Pembrokeshire (CoSP)

Highly Commended: PIVOT Volunteers/ Sandy Bear Group Volunteers


For more information about volunteering in Pembrokeshire contact PAVS Volunteering Pembrokeshire on 01437 769422 or email

Picture caption: a selection of the Awards which will be presented to the winners in 2022.