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PATCH staff taking part in sponsored challenge for 10-year anniversary

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In celebration of Pembrokeshire Action To Combat Hardship (PATCH) reaching their 10-year anniversary, staff from the charity are taking part in a sponsored ten day challenge.

Over the course of the ten days,  the staff will live off the same food that clients would receive. Members of the public can also join the challenge if they wish.

The Pembrokeshire charity provide free food parcels, clothing and household items to those in need, working closely with referral agencies to help those that are experiencing hardship.PATCH now have over 65 volunteers covering the whole of Pembrokeshire, with Aldi, M&S, Lidl and Tesco all donating surplus food to the charity.

PATCH Manager Tracy Olin said: “Our food parcels last five days so we will give the participants a list of what a five-day food parcel would consist of. The only real choice is between tea or coffee and pasta or rice. We do try to meet dietary requirements where possible. Most large supermarkets in Pembrokeshire now donate their surplus food, which means we can give out items such as fruit and vegetables. We sometimes get eggs, chocolate and other ‘goodies’ as well.

“We suggest that participants call us on the day their challenge starts to see what has been donated, and then they can purchase the same food, to add to their equivalent of a five day parcel. This means you can call at the beginning and day six.

“Of course if friends want to donate a meal, then a participant would be allowed to accept, but the vast majority of our clients won’t receive the ‘luxury’ of free meals and it’s important to show the reality of what our clients have.”

If you would like to join the challenge, please contact Tracy Olin on 01646 699275, 07775 571431 or tracy@patchcharity.org.uk. Participants will be asked to record their daily experience on social media to raise awareness using #PATCH10daychallenge on all posts.

If you would like to make a donation to PATCH, visit http://patchcharity.org.uk/donate.

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Success for pupils on A-Level results day

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THE OVERALL Pembrokeshire pass rate at A-Level was 96.6% compared with the Wales national average of 97.4%.

Nationally there has been a slight decrease in the pass rate compared with last year.

The percentage of pupils gaining A* and A grades in Pembrokeshire was 20.2% compared to a Welsh average of 26.3%.

There has been a good improvement in the percentage of pupils achieving A* and A grades since last year in Ysgol Greenhill School at 24.3%, Sir Thomas Picton School at 24.7% and Tasker Milward School at 30.3%.

The overall Pembrokeshire pass rate at AS-Level this year was 85.2% compared to a national average of 90%.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Director for Children and Schools, Kate Evan-Hughes, said: “Most of our students have achieved the outcomes they require to take the next steps in their journey whether that is university, apprenticeship or employment.

“It is good to see improvements being made in a number of our schools, particularly at the higher grades of A*/A in Tasker Milward, Sir Thomas Picton and Ysgol Greenhill School.

“We are pleased that the strategies to support the most able and talented learners continue to show good results.”

Councillor David Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “We continue to work committedly with our schools to achieve better outcomes for learners in Pembrokeshire. We are confident of achieving this.

“It is especially reassuring to see successes in particular schools for our most able pupils. At the same time where there are weaknesses we will acknowledge them and dedicate bespoke resources to remedy them.

“In conclusion I would like to wish all students every success with their future ventures and thank the teaching staff for their ongoing commitment to our young people.”

SCHOOL A*-A A*-E
Ysgol Greenhill School 24.3 95.7
Milford Haven School 9.0 96.2
Pembroke School 11.0 99.0
Sir Thomas Picton School 24.7 95.8
Tasker Milward School 30.3 95.5
Ysgol Bro Gwaun 5.5 92.7
Ysgol Dewi Sant 13.0 98.6
Ysgol Y Preseli 24.8 97.9
Pembrokeshire (overall) 20.7 96.6
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Saundersfoot: Two elderly people allegedly assaulted

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POLICE are investigating an allegation of assault which occurred at approximately 10.30pm on Saturday, August 4.

Two elderly people were assaulted by a male. One of the victims required hospital treatment.

A 20-year-old male was quickly arrested in connection with the incident and has been released under investigation.

PC Corissa Smith said: “This was an isolated incident and officers quickly arrested a man. We are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

“We are especially looking to speak to a female who may have had contact with the male suspect moments before the incident.

“She is described as being in her mid to late twenties, large build, with blonde hair and wearing dark clothing. She may have been with a smaller female friend.”

Anyone with information that can help officers with their investigation is asked to report it by calling 101. If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

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Haverfordwest: Lorry blocks Clay Lane

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A LORRY has blocked Clay Lane in Haverfordwest this morning (Aug 16) shortly before 9am.

Motorists reported a delay on the road and were forced to turn around.

Several large vehicles have blocked the road over the last year.

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