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Carers Week recognises vital work of carers and highlights the support available

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ORGANISATIONS across Pembrokeshire will be celebrating Carers Week which is taking place between June 6 – 12.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities across the UK. 

It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access support.

All of us will have our lives touched by caring at some point as three in five people will become carers.

In Pembrokeshire more than 12% of the population have caring responsibilities.

The role that carers play in our society is invaluable and must not be under-estimated.

It is also acknowledged that whilst many people find caring rewarding and something they would do without question, the impact of caring can often affect aspects of life such as health and wellbeing, education and employment and relationships.

To acknowledge the contribution and value of carers, Carers Week is being celebrated in Pembrokeshire by a range of organisations.

Hafal Crossroads (PCISS), Action for Children, PAVS, Pembrokeshire County Council, Mind, FRAME and Hywel Dda University Health Board are putting on a range of free activities across the county for carers such as:

  • First aid training for Carers
  • Young Carers BBQ
  • Card making
  • Macramé; Furniture Painting; Upholstery
  • Employability Pembrokeshire are offering carers free coffee/tea and cake at their cafes
  • Pembrokeshire Leisure is re-launching its Carers Passport to Leisure scheme which provides six-month membership to carers

Details of the ‘Learning Opportunities for Carers’ offer can be found at https://connectpembrokeshire.org.uk/carers-learning-opportunities

Details of all activities can be found at Carers' Week 2022 6-12th June – Connect Pembrokeshire or by calling Pembrokeshire Carers Information and Support Service (PCISS) on 01437 611002.

If you recognise yourself as a carer, or know someone who does, there is support available:

  • Young Carers Service delivered by Action for Children – 01437 761 330
  • Pembrokeshire Carers Information and Support Service delivered by Hafal Crossroads – 01437 611002 / PCISS@adferiad.org

There are also activities happening across Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire for carers who live near county borders. More information can be found by contacting:

  • Carmarthenshire Carers Information Service – Tel: 0300 0200 002 – Email: info@ctcww.org.uk or visit website www.ctcww.org.uk
  • Ceredigion Carers Information Service – Tel: 01970 633564 – Email: carersunit@ceredigion.gov.uk or visit website www.ceredigion.gov.uk/carers
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Pembroke Dock Harlequins arranging memorial match and fun day for Zac Thompson

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PEMBROKE DOCK HARLEQUINS have announced that they are arranging a memorial match and family fun day called “Forever-11”, raising money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Wales Air Ambulance.

The event is in memory Zac Thompson, who sadly passed away last month after getting into difficulty in the sea at Angle Beach, whilst out playing with his brother and cousin.

His death hit the Pembroke Dock community hard, and once again they are coming together to remebmer Zac.

The event will take place on August 28th at the Harlequin’s ground from 12pm til late.

At the event there will be attended by representatives from the emergency services – including a demonstration from the fire brigade of how they deal with a road traffic accident.

Also attending the event will be Kelly Williams Dance School, Samba Doc, Pembroke Male Voice Choir, The Driag Acadamy, Chris Ree Boxing Club, Get The Boys a Lift, Pure West Radio, The Pembrokeshire Hearld, Paddle West, The Young Farmers as well as various musical entertainement from local bands.

There will also be games such as Name the Bear, Hook a Duck, Lucky Dip etc.

The memorial rugby match being played for the Zac Thompson Cup will take place at 4pm.

The first 500 people to enter the ground will be entered into a prize draw to stay for one night in “the best botique hotel in London.”

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Milford Waterfront hosts successful Street Food Festival

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AFTER a necessary two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, Street Food Festival returned to Milford Waterfront over the weekend (August 5-7) with a variety of outstanding street food traders.

In partnership with Street Food Warehouse, specialists in hosting food events around Wales and the South West,  the event offered an epic weekend of mouth-watering food from local, regional and national talents in the street food arena.

The glorious weather and delicious food guaranteed a wonderful weekend for the whole family.

There were dishes and cuisines from all over the world to sample, with something for everyone from North African to Mexican, fresh local seafood, sweet treats and drinks.

Vegan skin-on-fries from Canoodle

The festival hosted 20 of the country’s top street food traders, including authentic paella from The Spanish Buffet; wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas from Bare Bones Pizza; classic, oozing mac and cheese from Mac Man; Korean fried chicken, aromatic Thai curries and other pan-Asian favourites from Canoodle; and melt-in-the-mouth halloumi fries from Clark’s Kitchen. 

All allergies and dietary requirements were catered for with dairy and gluten free options, plus vegetarian and vegan treats available too. 

To wash down all the good food, the team from Freedom Brewery served refreshing craft beers, while the Pop Up Bar Hire Co provided other refreshments from soft drinks to prosecco and a selection of summery cocktails.

As a sweet treat, there were several stands selling a range of desserts, such as brownies, turkish delights and the incredibly popular – waffle on a stick. 

Street Food Festival also included a variety of options for those with allergies and dietary restrictions meaning everyone was able to have a great time. 

Everyone who attended the event had a wonderful experience – eating mouth-watering food from around the world, sipping refreshing cold drinks, and relaxing in the sun on the Waterfront. 

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Torch Theatre’s Sunset Cinema returns to Milford Waterfront

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ON AUGUST 19, the Torch Theatre’s Sunset Cinema returns to Milford Waterfront, a vibrant holiday destination in Pembrokeshire, to showcase Top Gun: Maverick (12A), the new sequel to the iconic movie, Top Gun.

Located at Mackerel Quay, gates will open from 7pm with the film starting when light levels allow. Local businesses including Cheesy Cow and The Scoop Ice Cream Parlour will be open and available to purchase sweet and savoury treats for the viewing.

Lucy Wonnacott, Marketing Manager for Milford Waterfront said: “It is so great to be welcoming Sunset Cinema back to Milford Waterfront! We have collaborated with the Torch Theatre on these events a number of times, and it is always so exciting to offer a unique experience, watching the big screen with the Milford Haven Waterway at Milford Marina as the backdrop. We look forward to seeing you all there.”

Benjamin Lloyd, Executive Director for the Torch Theatre said: “We are thrilled to be partnering again with Milford Waterfront to bring the Arts to our community and deliver an exciting and innovative experience in our iconic home setting.”

You can book your tickets in advance online on the Torch’s website or call the box office on 01646 695267. Alternatively, you can buy tickets on the door subject to availability. We recommend securing your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Full T&Cs can be found on the Torch Theatre’s website.

For more information about what’s on at Milford Waterfront, please go to: https://www.milfordwaterfront.co.uk/whats-on.

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