Staff at the Port of Milford Haven have had a busy twelve months of fundraising for their 2019 charitable cause of the year, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru.
Every year, employees vote for a charity to receive not only a financial donation but also extra support by organising and attending fundraising activities. Several charity events have been held over the past twelve months including fancy dress days for Halloween and Christmas, a Great British Bake-Off competition and 5k fun runs.
Alzheimer’s Society is the only charity that campaigns for change, supports people living with dementia and funds research to find a cure for the disease.
Jordan Harbin, Community Fundraiser at the charity, is delighted with how the past twelve months have gone, commenting “It’s been a pleasure to work with everyone at the Port of Milford Haven during their partnership with us. The Port’s commitment to uniting against dementia has been demonstrated through the fundraising activities they have participated in and the funds raised throughout 2019. Over 45,000 people living in Wales have dementia, so it is vitally important to have the support of local communities and people who are willing to help raise the funds needed to support people affected by the condition, invest in research and hopefully – one day – find a cure.”
PR and Communications Executive at the Port, Sara Aicken, said “We really enjoyed supporting Alzheimer’s Society Cymru throughout 2019. Unfortunately, many of our staff will know someone affected by dementia, so to be able to directly help a charity doing such fantastic work to support sufferers and their families is really important to us.”
The Port of Milford Haven’s charitable cause of the year for 2020 will be announced later in January.
Photo 1: Sara Aicken from the Port and Jordan Harbin of Alzheimer’s Society Cymru celebrate a twelve-month partnership
Photo 2: Staff took part in the ‘Gung Ho!’ 5k Swansea Fun Run
Photo 3: A Dementia Friends session was delivered to staff by Jordan Harbin
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