Pembrokeshire Cancer Support has been chosen to be the Port of Milford Haven’s Charitable Cause of the Year throughout 2016. It was selected by the Port’s 180-strong workforce after a nomination process in December.
The initiative is in its third year and in the past has helped PATCH (Pembrokeshire Action To Combat Hardship) and Greenacres Animal Rescue Centre.
Being named the Charitable Cause of the Year means that Pembrokeshire Cancer Support will not only receive financial assistance, but will also benefit from fundraising activities, volunteering time, training and donations.
Charity Co-ordinator at Pembrokeshire Cancer Support Lyn Neville is delighted with the news. He said “We are humbled to have been chosen by the employees of the Port of Milford Haven. For a small charity like ours this is a wonderful donation which will help all the cancer sufferers and carers who use our Support Centre and Outreach Services.”
Anna Malloy, PR and Communications Manager at the Port of Milford Haven, commented “We’re really pleased to be able to support this worthy charity. As a Trust Port we’re committed to supporting the local community and our staff are keen to get involved in a range of projects. It is important to us to be able to make a real difference with the support we provide so we are looking forward to finding out how we can help over the next twelve months.”
Pembrokeshire Cancer Support provides support and information for those who have or have had cancer, together with their family and friends. For more information please visit www.pembrokeshirecancersupport.org.uk
Photo caption: Anna Malloy, PR and Communications Manager at the Port of Milford Haven with Lyn Neville, Charity Co-ordinator at Pembrokeshire Cancer Support
Notes to Editors
Port of Milford Haven
The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas. It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.
The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.
The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock. Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.
One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities. Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes. All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.
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Port of Milford Haven