Robert Kingston Raises £100 for Milford United Football Club
Congratulations to Dragon LNG staff member, Robert Kingston who has completed 100 hours of coaching volunteering and raised £100 for Milford United Football Club as part of Dragon LNG’s Volunteering Scheme in partnership with PAVS.
As part of Dragon LNG’s Corporate Social Responsibility, they have worked with PAVS to develop a scheme where their staff carry out volunteering hours for a voluntary organisation of their choice to match £1 per volunteer hour up to the maximum of 200 hours to raise £200. Certificates of recognition for 50, 100 and 200 hours of volunteering within PAVS 25+V scheme are also awarded to recognise the dedication and hard work carried out by Dragon LNG staff.
Karen and Lynette from Dragon LNG said “We are delighted Rob has become the first member of staff to reach 100 hours of volunteering. He is passionate about his volunteering work with Milford United. We look forward to more of our staff reaching this fantastic milestone.”
Caroline White, PAVS Volunteering Development Officer said “The PAVS 25+V volunteer recognition scheme has been running since 2014 and since then, hundreds of volunteers have been rewarded with certificates of recognition for their contribution to the Voluntary Sector. 25+V was developed by PAVS and is unique to Pembrokeshire formally accrediting volunteering” adding “the partnership with Dragon LNG is fantastic and is proving to be very popular with Dragon LNG staff”.
(Pictured top from left, Alexis Fletcher, Managing Director, Rob Kingston, Dragon LNG staff member and Caroline White, PAVS Volunteering Development Officer. Pictured below, Milford United Football Club with Dragon LNG staff Alexis Fletcher, Rob Kingston and Karen Wood)
(updated 20th July 2019)
Festival ‘Buzz’ at Pembrokeshire’s
First Volunteering Fair
National Volunteers' Week was celebrated in style on June 5th 2019 with a brand new event, organised by PAVS and kindly supported by South Hook LNG as part of their ongoing commitment to local community projects. Over 30 Pembrokeshire voluntary organisations, including a wide range of exciting volunteering opportunities, hosted stands along Haverfordwest’s Riverside Shopping area.
The event attracted a footfall of nearly 500 people, all seeking information about volunteering and how they can get involved in their communities. The occasion took on a real buzz with a number of young people achieving their certificates for PAVS’ newly launch VIP (Volunteers in Pembrokeshire) reward scheme for under 25s which recognises a variety of volunteer hours achieved by groups and individuals. Certificates were also presented to a volunteer as part of the PAVS 25+V scheme which rewards volunteers aged over 25.
Caffi Man Cwrdd which is based at the Meads Leisure Centre in Milford Haven, attended on the day and provided tasty free food samples which went down a treat by everyone present. Face painting and Pembrokeshire Mind’s contemporary singing band gave a real festival atmosphere at the heart of Haverfordwest. One stand holder even brought along a range of Ukuleles which allowed visitors the opportunity to ‘have a go’ and play along. Many stands offered activities and the opportunity to try out something new and gave an opportunity to ask face to face what volunteering was available and how to get involved. Pure West Radio also joined us on the Riverside and broadcasted live interviews on their radio station so a huge thank you to them for their support with helping us to promote our prestigious event.
Caroline White, PAVS’ Volunteering Officer said “we were very excited at PAVS about this new event to mark National Volunteers’ Week and really delighted by the interest shown by voluntary organisations and by the turnout on the day. It was deemed a huge success and we hope it will become an annual event. Besides valuing the generous support given by South Hook LNG, we were very grateful for the fantastic support from the Riverside Shopping staff team who helped make the day run smoothly plus to PCC for allowing us to hire the Farmers Market stall equipment at a discounted rate. We would love it to be bigger and better next year,” adding “it is a great way for people who wish to volunteer to find out about what is available all in one place. Volunteering can change people’s lives by improving their well-being, alleviating loneliness, becoming active and involved within the community. Additionally, volunteering also helps with personal development, gaining work experience for your CV, accessing training opportunities and gaining certificates and qualifications”.
Commenting on the success of the Fair, South Hook LNG’s PR Manager, Mariam Dalziel congratulated the teams involved and those who had been recognised for their volunteering activity.
“We run an active volunteering programme at South Hook LNG, encouraging our teams to work with the community and support projects that have meaning to them” she said. “We are pleased to have been able to support Pembrokeshire’s first Volunteering Fair.”
For more information about volunteering in Pembrokeshire contact PAVS Volunteering Pembrokeshire on 01437 769422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(updated 8th June 2019)
Dragon LNG and PAVS Make a Good Team
Dragon LNG and Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS) recently teamed up to help a Pembroke charity renovate their building.
18 volunteers from the two organisations, spent the morning at The Tanyard Youth Project in Pembroke, on Tuesday 14th May, to help improve the building ahead of their open day on the following weekend. The work carried out included painting walls and railings, removing old benches and making new planters for their outside areas.
Karen Wood, Stakeholder and Communications Manager for Dragon LNG said "It was fantastic to see the change in the building from the time we had arrived until we left. Bright lime green paint has been covered with calming blue which compliments the room well and spaces previously covered with big benches were opened up. We were grateful for the opportunity to help a local charity which aligns with our focus on youth development within Pembrokeshire."
Dragon LNG, who have been operating in Waterston since 2009, have been working in conjunction with PAVS on a staff volunteering recognition project and decided to also take part in a big build morning to help the local community. Whilst benefiting the Tanyard Youth Project, the day also helped with team building - both within the Dragon LNG team and also with the PAVS staff.
Sue Lines, Project Manager for the Tanyard Youth Project, said "on behalf of the trustees, staff, other volunteers and especially the children I would like to send our sincere thanks for the energy and enthusiasm the volunteers showed. Their hard work and talents have transformed our space and we are truly grateful for the work you have done, which would have taken us a very long time."
Caroline White, PAVS Volunteering Development Officer, added “It was fantastic for PAVS and Dragon LNG to get together as part of our partnership work to help the Tanyard Youth Project transform their building in time for their open day. Employee Volunteering of this kind is a brilliant way for an organisation or company to contribute to their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by enabling staff to volunteer for a community group in work time.”
Dragon LNG and PAVS will continue to work together with various members of the Dragon LNG Staff to reward their individual volunteering efforts.
(Updated 8th June 2019)