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Port employees take on six-thousand mile fundraising challenge for Get The Boys A Lift

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Staff at the Port of Milford Haven will be travelling the distance from Qatar to Milford Haven to raise money for Get the Boys a Lift

STAFF at the Port of Milford Haven have pledged to raise funds for their charity of the year by running, walking, rowing, and cycling the distance that an LNG ship travels from Qatar in the Arabian Gulf to Milford Haven.

The 6,140 nautical mile route is the journey an LNG ship would take over the course of 18 days to bring liquefied natural gas to the port. Employees and their families will log their miles when undertaking their daily exercise.

Anna Malloy, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager, said “Our staff are really keen to help our charity of the year Get The Boys A Lift as they provide a truly valuable service helping people experiencing mental health difficulties. This challenge is pretty ambitious as we are collectively aiming to cover the same distance as a huge LNG ship would sail, but I’m confident we can do this. It’s this kind of team spirit that is helping us feel connected through the Covid-19 pandemic whilst being able to raise vital funds for our charity of the year at the same time”.

Get The Boys A Lift is a mental health charity which was started in 2016 by Gareth Owens and has since grown to become a drop-in counselling centre and not-for-profit coffee shop in Haverfordwest.

If anyone would like to make a donation a fundraising page has been set up at
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/qatartomilfordhaven

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Death on Freemens Way

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A 56-YEAR-OLD man has died following an incident on Freemens Way, Haverfordwest, on Wednesday night (Jul 15).

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “A 56-year-old man has died following an incident at Freemens Way, Haverfordwest, last night.

“He was taken to hospital with severe injuries, but sadly passed away.

“His family has been informed and is being supported by local officers.

“An investigation is ongoing but the circumstances are not believed to be suspicious.

“HM coroner has been informed.”

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Two arrested for shouting racist comments at BLM protest

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TWO teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of shouting racist comments at Black Lives Matter protestors, at the latest event in Haverfordwest on Wednesday night (Jul 15).
Commenting on the incident, Superintendent of Pembrokeshire division, Ross Evans said: “On Wednesday evening (July 15) a peaceful protest took place on Picton Fields, Haverfordwest, as part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“The demonstration, which was attended by around 70 people, was overseen by local officers as part of appropriate plans in place to allow for peaceful protest.

“Sadly, officers present observed a man and a boy shouting a number of racist comments towards those attending the demonstration, and promptly arrested both, one aged 19 and the other 14, on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences.

“The comments understandably caused a great deal of upset and distress to those from the demonstration who heard them.

“The two men arrested have been taken to Haverfordwest custody, where they remain currently. Anyone who witnessed the incident and has any information is asked to contact police by emailing us at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or call 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311908.”

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Local bus firms in protest drive over uncertainty

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HONK for hope is being backed by the coach operators surrounding the South West Wales area.

They took to the roads around Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, and Cardigan in peaceful protest to support the call for help by coach operators during the corona virus pandemic.

Honk for hope is a national campaign to draw the public’s attention to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the industry. It seeks to draw Governments attention to the dangerous position the coach and travel industry has fallen under, asking for them to take action.

Local coach companies, including Midway Motors, took to the roads to show their support to the campaign and to highlight the impact the pandemic has had on the industry and to ask for more support from the Government.

The coaches and supporters met at the Carmarthen Park and Ride on July 14 at 11am to begin the drive. On the trip they visited Carmarthen at around 11.15am then headed to Haverfordwest for noon, finally reaching cardigan at 1.30pm.

Midway Motors spoke on their social media page: ‘Amazing to see so many local companies turning up to travel around Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Nice to see so many people along the roadsides as well. Let’s hope for some good news from the Government in Westminster tomorrow.”

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