Members of 2nd Milford Haven Sea Scouts are now able to safely enjoy more time on the water following sponsorship from the Port of Milford Haven.
The group applied to the Port’s Community Fund for help to purchase 25 buoyancy aids. With over 20 members and an expanding membership group, the new safety equipment will ensure that all members of the group can continue to enjoy activities such as canoeing, kayaking, rafting and sailing.
Natalie Waters-Booth, Scout Leader said “We are extremely thankful to the Port for enabling us to purchase the buoyancy aids. We can now take all of the sea scouts out to enjoy the waterway activities on offer.”
Anna Malloy, PR and Communications Manager for the Port of Milford Haven, commented “We’re delighted to be able to support the 2nd Milford Haven Sea Scouts. The Community Fund is always keen to support groups that educate young people on water safety and encourage enjoyment of the Milford Haven Waterway. We’re looking forward to seeing the new equipment in action.”
To apply to the Port of Milford Haven’s Community Fund, please visit www.mhpa.co.uk/community-fund
Photo caption: Anna Malloy, PR and Communications Manager at the Port, with 2nd Milford Haven Sea Scouts and their new buoyancy aids
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