Shop window at the Show a success for groups
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 fourteen 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 and Transition Bro Gwaun.
Organisations involved in the Community Zone this year included:
- Arwain Sir Benfo (LEADER Pembrokeshire)
- Community Voice / Wellbeing
- Cruse Bereavement Care
- Menter Iaith Sir Benfro
- Narberth Museum
- PACTO – Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Organisations
- PAVS – Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services,
- Pembrokeshire Care, Share and Give
- Pembrokeshire Citizens Advice Bureau
- Pembrokeshire Friends
- RNIB Cymru
- St Davids Wellbeing
- Tenovus Cancer Care
- West Wales Action for Mental Health
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Picture caption: Representatives of the Community and Learning Zone, and special guests, on the first day of the show.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT PAVS?
Please take 15 minutes of your time to complete this survey and tell us what you think.
What do we do well? What do we need to improve? What services do you want in future? We need your help to write our 2015-2016 Delivery Plan for submission to Welsh Government. Our funding is reducing and we want to make sure we focus our spending on services that make the greatest difference to voluntary and community groups in Pembrokeshire.
You’ll also find a few questions about your organisation. We are interested in finding out more about the groups we support so that we can build up a comprehensive picture of voluntary action across the County. This will help us represent the Pembrokeshire third sector on local, regional and national partnerships.
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We look forward to hearing your views!
PAVS Chief Officer
BETH YW EICH BARN CHI AM PAVS?
A fyddech gystal â neilltuo 15 munud i lenwi'r arolwg hwn er mwyn mynegi eich barn i ni.
Beth yw'r hyn yr ydym yn ei wneud yn dda? Beth y mae angen i ni ei wella? Pa wasanaethau yr hoffech chi eu gweld yn y dyfodol? Mae angen i ni gael eich help chi er mwyn ysgrifennu ein Cynllun Cyflawni ar gyfer 2015-2016, a fydd yn cael ei gyflwyno i Lywodraeth Cymru. Mae swm y cyllid yr ydym yn ei gael yn gostwng ac rydym yn dymuno sicrhau ein bod yn canolbwyntio ein gwariant ar wasanaethau sy'n gwneud y gwahaniaeth mwyaf i grwpiau gwirfoddol a chymunedol yn Sir Benfro.
Gofynnir rhai cwestiynau am eich sefydliad chi hefyd. Mae gennym ddiddordeb mewn darganfod mwy am y grwpiau yr ydym yn eu cynorthwyo, er mwyn creu darlun cynhwysfawr o weithredu gwirfoddol ar draws y Sir. Bydd hyn yn ein helpu i gynrychioli trydydd sector Sir Benfro mewn partneriaethau lleol, rhanbarthol a chenedlaethol.
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Edrychwn ymlaen at glywed eich safbwyntiau!
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