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Late present for Paul Sartori as Christmas lights raise over £1000

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A COUPLE from Kilgetty, who put on a spectacular Christmas Lights display outside their home in Kingsmoor Close, have raised over £1000 for the Paul Sartori charity.

Vic and Sheila Norman worked hard to put up their display, for the thirteenth year running, and raised the money from members of the public who visited their home.

In total the Norman’s raised a fabulous £1101.50 for the local charity.

Vic and Sheila work extremely hard each year, the display usually takes around two months to assemble and they do this all in aid of Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.

This year local people continued to visit the Winter Wonderland display and they made generous donations via the trust box by the front gate even though Lockdown restrictions were in place. In 2019 they raised a staggering £2202.47.

Altogether they have raised over £12,000 for Pembrokeshire’s ONLY Hospice at Home charity.

Sandra Dade, Charity Manager said: “We are astounded by Vic and Sheila’s continued support, especially during these unusual times. Vic and Sheila’s lights provided a little Christmas tradition and familiarity for us. We are overwhelmed by the amount raised by the local community, especially during the lockdown and thank everyone for their contribution.”

The amount raised by Vic and Sheila during this festive season could cover the cost of 4 nights hands on nursing care for a patient at the end-of-life, or purchase 11 wheeled commodes that allow the patients to be wheeled to the bathroom which helps maintain their dignity, or it could purchase a pressure relieving mattress for use with one of Paul Sartori’s hospital profiling beds.

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, under 18’s anticipatory grief and bereavement support, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.

The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home enable people in the later stages of any life-limiting illness to be cared for and to die at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear, if that is their wish. 

All of the services are free of charge and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to the generosity of the Pembrokeshire Community.

Further information on the charity and its services can be obtained by visiting their website www.paulsartori.org, or by phoning 01437 763223.

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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