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MaDD around Pembrokeshire
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After the resounding success of last year’s Make a Difference Day (MaDD), Pembrokeshire College staff were determined to make this year’s event even bigger and better.
The current heat wave did little to discourage their enthusiasm with over 230 staff volunteering their services to help improve many local communities across Pembrokeshire.
Director of Learner and Staff Services at the College, Kathryn Robson, said “There was such a fantastic response to last year’s initiative so we’ve decided to do it annually. Staff volunteered for a wide range of projects to support worthwhile causes including designing and painting a beautiful green dragon for Green Dragon Community Transport, beach cleaning at Caldey, building a pond for 21C, collecting donations for PATCH and walking the coastal path to raise money for a number of local charities.”
One all-female team did a fantastic job undertaking some much needed internal decorating for Pembrokeshire Cancer Support. Lyne Neville from the centre enthused: “The kindness, generosity and outstanding painting skills are very much appreciated. For a small charity like ours, this is a wonderful effort, which will benefit all the cancer sufferers and carers who use the centre.”
Rose Hudson from St John’s Community Hall also benefitted from a team of painters and decorators and commented: “A voluntary contribution is much appreciated, the area looks so much better.”
Whilst many small teams were out and about across the county, over 100 members of staff took part in a charity walk along the coastal path to raise money for a number of local charities including: Adam’s Bucketful of Hope, The British Heart Foundation, CwtchPembs, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Haverfordwest Street Pastors, PATCH, Paul Sartori and Riding for the Disabled.
Setting themselves a target of raising £1,000 the overall figure has yet to be finalised but is already in excess of £1,700. The team of walkers would like to thank all the cafes along the way that donated cold drinks and especially the Point House in Angle that added some free sandwiches! Full details of the walk as well as over 600 photos showing off our beautiful county can be seen at www.facebook.com/MaDDwalkers.
The College would like to thank all the staff who took part in activities to show how much the College values its community and environment. If your charity or organisation is in need of a little help, why not get in touch in preparation for next years’ event.