Port of Milford Haven

Charitable Cause of the Year

In 2014, the Port introduced a scheme in which its staff could vote for a Pembrokeshire charity or community organisation to become its official Charitable Cause of the Year. The chosen organisation typically receives both financial and in-kind support from the Port, for example donations, fundraising activities and staff volunteers.

The following organisations have been the Port's Charitable Cause of the Year:

2021 - Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Service

Sandy Bear is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to improving and strengthening the emotional health and well-being of young people aged 0-18 (and their families), who have experienced the death of a loved one. They aim to reduce emotional difficulties in childhood and the prevalence of mental illness in later life that can result in a decreased quality of life, poorer educational attainment, social and health problems and increased vulnerability.

2020 - Get the Boys a Lift

Get the Boys a Lift is a mental health charity which was started in 2016 by Gareth Owens who began hitchhiking around Wales and selling T-shirts to raise money for a suicide prevention charity. He was soon joined by a group of friends and they now run a not-for-profit coffee shop and drop-in counselling centre in Haverfordwest.

2019 - Alzheimer's Society Cymru

The Alzheimer’s Society campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure, and supports people living with dementia. In Pembrokeshire, the Alzheimer’s Society has a Dementia Connect service which provides practical advice and information for anyone affected by dementia. Furthermore, a Side by Side service is available in Milford Haven to match people with dementia with dedicated volunteers, enabling them to keep doing the things they love.

2018 - Mind Pembrokeshire

The mental health charity is based in Haverfordwest where it operates counselling, befriending and carers services, as well as providing supported housing accommodation.

2017 - Paul Sartori Foundation

The Paul Sartori Foundation was formed in the 1980s and offers specialised, supportive care and advice for those in the later stages of any life-limiting illness.

2016 - Pembrokeshire Cancer Support

The charity was established in 1991 and provides support and information for those who have or have had cancer, together with their family and friends.

2015 - Greenacres Animal Rescue

Greenacres is a non profit animal rescue centre based in Talbenny, near Haverfordwest.  

2014 - PATCH (Pembrokeshire Action to Combat Hardship)

PATCH provides food parcels, clothing and household items to those in a financial crisis and has bases in Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Pembroke Dock and Saundersfoot.