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Paul Sartori continues vital end-of-life Care in Pembrokeshire

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Paul Sartori Hospice at Home is continuing to provide the vital end-of-life care and equipment loan within
Pembrokeshire during the Covid-19 outbreak, despite having to postpone most of their fundraising events, close
their eleven Sartori stores and experience a significant reduction in donations.

The Hospice at Home charity introduced precautionary measures on Monday 30 th March, which included some of the
Clinical Management Team remote working from home, Physiotherapy and Complementary Therapy treatments
have temporarily been put on hold and the Counselling and Bereavement team have adapted and currently deliver
their services via telephone conversations. The Equipment Loan service continues to be in high demand, and Paul
Sartori are now experiencing a limited supply of beds.

The Income Generation Team have been working hard to diversify their fundraising means and have launched a
number of virtual challenges and online quizzes to continue to engage their supporters. As an independent charity,
Paul Sartori is heavily reliant on the ongoing support of the local community. Follow Paul Sartori Foundation on
Social Media or check out their website www.paulsartori.org for up to date information.

“We are extremely grateful of the support we have received from our local community and businesses. From making
and supplying visors for our front line nurses and nursing assistants, to supplying them with Easter eggs. We have
also received a donation of cardboard boxes to allow our e-commerce department to continue trading. It is great to
see the community pulling together during these unprecedented times.” Said Paul Lister, the Chair of Paul Sartori
Hospice at Home.

The Paul Sartori Stores have been extremely lucky to have been granted some rental payment holidays during these
difficult times. This retail property rent saving equates to 11 nights per week of hands on nursing care, caring for
someone in their own home from 10pm until 7am.

As the Covid-19 outbreak situation changes daily the local charity monitor this very closely, along with taking
Government advice. You can support the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Appeal on JustGiving.
https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/paulsartoriappeal

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.

Photo – Paul Sartori Nursing Assistance providing vital end-of-life care

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Tavernspite School the ‘healthiest of schools despite the pandemic’

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THE STAFF, governors, parents, and of course, the children of Tavernspite Community Primary School are delighted to gain the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes National Quality Award for an incredible 5th time after a recent and very rigorous assessment.

The school is already well known and highly regarded for its outstanding work in developing the health and wellbeing of all members of its school community. To achieve this prestigious recognition in the midst of a pandemic is all the more impressive. 

Health and Wellbeing at the school is led by teacher, Lauren Arthur, who has done an incredible job preparing for this re-assessment and raising the profile of the Healthy Schools scheme.

The assessor Mrs Lynne Perry, enjoyed a virtual tour and presentation by Year 3 pupils who took great pleasure in proudly showing Mrs Perry all the wonderful work the school has done to ensure its children are safe, happy with high levels of emotional and physical wellbeing.

In her report, Mrs Perry wrote, ‘Tavernspite School continues to be an outstanding health promoting school. The health promoting school ethos is evident across the whole school population and it runs seamlessly throughout everything that the school does. Tavernspite School continues to give high priority to promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of the whole school community.’

The school received fantastic support from Mrs Liz Western, Senior Public Health Officer and Lead for Healthy Schools and Pre-schools, Pembrokeshire, to whom they are very grateful.

Head teacher Kevin Phelps said, ‘We were delighted to receive this award for the fifth time, particularly considering the experiences we have all been through these past twelve months. Health and wellbeing has never been so important and we are proud to be leading the way like this.’

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Joinery learner through to Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year Finals

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PEMBROKESHIRE COLLEGE joinery learner, Conor Ratcliff has made it through to the final ten in this year’s Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition.

Now in its seventh year, the competition celebrates the next generation of tradespeople as they start out on their career. With over 2,500 nominations, Conor was shortlisted to the top 30 where he had to deliver a video presentation to industry-leading judges and trade body representatives. Judged on professionalism, creativity, innovation, enthusiasm and knowledge of their trade, Conor impressed the judges and is now in the final 10.  

Simon Jackson, Screwfix Customer and Digital director, commented: “Every year we are amazed by the outstanding quality of entrants and, this year, we are on the lookout for apprentices who go above and beyond to succeed within their chosen trade.

“We’ve seen how this career-boosting accolade and £10,000 prize bundle helps kickstart an apprentice’s career. I’d like to wish everyone through to this stage the best of luck!”

The prize package includes everything a future tradesperson may need to start up their own business including £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget and £2,000 worth of technology. The college where they study will also receive £2,000.

Conor is thrilled to have made it through to the finals and commented: “I am extremely honoured to have made it is this far in the competition and I am very excited for the final event. It would be an amazing opportunity for me, if I won this competition.

“I hope it encourages more people to consider an apprenticeship in a trade, the Carpentry and Joinery department have been incredibly supportive during my studies.”

The Final is due to take place imminently where the judges will conduct an online interview with the ten finalists before selecting and announcing their overall winner.

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Warrant without bail issued for Milford Haven man who failed to attend court

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A WARRANT without bail has been issued for a Milford Haven man who failed to appear in court yesterday.

Gareth James Mann, 45, of Bunkers Hill was stopped in his VW Golf on October 31, 2020 in Milford Haven.

Mann is accused of driving without a licence, insurance, under the influence of cocaine and whilst in possession of an ounce of cannabis.

Police are now instructed to find Mann, arrest him and bring him before the courts.

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