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Haverfordwest: Seals bring home the silver

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Haverfordwest Swimming Club

HAVERFORDWEST SWIMMING CLUB have been on a roll the last couple of weeks. Over the weekend of September 24 – 25 they lifted the Shield awarded for The Pembrokeshire County Championships. The gala was held at Haverfordwest between themselves, Pembroke, Milford, Tenby, Fishguard and Crymych. Swimmers ranging from as young as 7 up to the age of 16 took part.

After a long two days poolside Haverfordwest were placed first with a team score of 1408 points. This was the first time Haverfordwest Swimming Club had lifted the Shield for at least 15 years if not 20.

Two weeks later they travelled to Pembroke Leisure Centre to take part in an 11/Under gala sponsored by The RAOB. Again they were up against Pembroke, Tenby, Milford and Fishguard. Haverfordwest had come second in a similar gala based on relays, back at the beginning of September so after winning the Pembrokeshire County Championships swimmers, coaches and the committee were on a high looking to claim some more silverware, and that they did, Haverfordwest won top boys, top girls and overall winners.

There was also an award for the team that won the cannon race (8 swimmers – 2 from each age group swimming a length each), Haverfordwest also won this race to add to the trophy collection.

Team Manager Gareth Bennett said how proud he is with every swimmer who has taken part in the two galas mentioned above, also he praises the volunteer coaches and committee that do a grand job getting swimmers ready for such events.

Swimmers are now getting ready for their “in house” Club Championships which has already had one session and the main session is happening very soon. The club would like to thank the following businesses for their support – Andrew Price Hairdressers, Blue Lagoon, The Bristol Trader, Dial a Curry, Fast-Track Driving School, Folly Farm, Pete & Kay – Haverfordwest Cricket Club, Lucy Edmonds – Haverfordwest Golf Club, Heywood Hotel & Spa, JT Autos, Manor Park, Mutts Cutts, Phoenix Bowl, Pro Nails, Sam’s Hair Design, Seven Spice, The Friars Vaults, The Glen, The Rising Sun, Torch Theatre, Vincent Davies, West Wales Karting & Wilkinsons.

The club has a great team spirit and work hard all year to fundraise for equipment and training that is required. From bag packing to sponsored swims and selling raffle tickets helping to boost the funds. The club are now looking to purchase a trophy cabinet to display their achievements; anyone wishing to help the club can email hwestsc@hotmail.co.uk

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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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