There are three fantastic local charities supported by this event.
The Paul Sartori Foundation is Pembrokeshires only Hospice at Home service providing a wide range of services to people over 18 living in the final stages of any life limiting illness, including: home nursing service, equipment loan, standby service (for people who do not yet need hands-on care but are given access to all other services), complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.
The Foundation was formally established in 1982, but was initiated earlier by a group of Father Paul Sartori’s parishioners, a much loved local priest, who died at the age of 38 in 1980. In 2017, PSF will be celebrating its 35 year anniversary. The Foundation was set up as Father Sartori had recognised a need for hospice care in Pembrokeshire, but unfortunately he became ill himself and died from cancer before the Foundation was formed. Despite these origins, PSF has no religious affiliations and services have always been available to all.
The charity’s aim is “To provide sustainable services that promote good end of life care in Pembrokeshire”
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting Welsh men. 2500 Welshmen are diagnosed and 550 die from the disease each year in Wales.
1 in 8 Welshmen will suffer from prostate cancer which becomes 1 in 3 if you have a father or brother who is affected.
The Prostate Cymru charity is dedicated to fighting prostate cancer and other prostate diseases with the aim of ensuring that all Welshmen affected by the disease have access to the best available treatments from the NHS in Wales. The charity also procures equipment and provides funding for the training of medical personnel.
Raising awareness of prostate cancer is a crucial function of the charity as early detection of the disease gives a 99% chance of living at least 10 years.
Pembrokeshire Friends of Prostate Cymru, founded in 2014, has resulted in Pembrokeshire having one the highest detection rates in Wales.
Pembrokeshire Special Needs Gymnastic Club is a gymnastics club run by volunteer coaches and we rely heavily on donations to keep us running. We currently have children as young as 3 and go up to 32 year olds who are benefiting and enjoying gymnastics. We aim to offer a supportive environment where children, young people and adults are happy and engaging in gymnastics whether it be recreational or competitive. We currently have 5 members of the club in the Welsh squad who will represent Wales in gymnastics this summer. We cater for all learning needs, however we feel it is not about the disability it’s the ability to participate in sport,have fun and make lifelong friends along the way.