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Port employees take on six-thousand mile fundraising challenge for Get The Boys A Lift

22/05/2020

Staff at the Port of Milford Haven have pledged to raise funds for their charity of the year by running, walking, rowing, and cycling the distance that an LNG ship travels from Qatar in the Arabian Gulf to Milford Haven.

The 6,140 nautical mile route is the journey an LNG ship would take over the course of 18 days to bring liquefied natural gas to the port. Employees and their families will log their miles when undertaking their daily exercise.

Anna Malloy, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Manager, said “Our staff are really keen to help our charity of the year Get The Boys A Lift as they provide a truly valuable service helping people experiencing mental health difficulties. This challenge is pretty ambitious as we are collectively aiming to cover the same distance as a huge LNG ship would sail, but I’m confident we can do this. It’s this kind of team spirit that is helping us feel connected through the Covid-19 pandemic whilst being able to raise vital funds for our charity of the year at the same time”.

Get The Boys A Lift is a mental health charity which was started in 2016 by Gareth Owens and has since grown to become a drop-in counselling centre and not-for-profit coffee shop in Haverfordwest.

If anyone would like to make a donation a fundraising page has been set up at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/qatartomilfordhaven

Photo caption: Staff at the Port of Milford Haven will be travelling the distance from Qatar to Milford Haven to raise money for Get the Boys a Lift

 

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. 

For further information, visit www.mhpa.co.uk or contact:

Anna Malloy
Port of Milford Haven
01646 696100
anna.malloy@mhpa.co.uk

 

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