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Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust operates Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, and is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1120476. We do not receieve any regular external funding and rely on donations to continue to operate.

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Gareth coasts to 50 voluntary hours

COAST Gareth 1 676A very successful partnership continues to develop between Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust and Pembrokeshire COAST, helping the heritage group on important archive and administrative tasks.

Six COAST participants have already worked with the Trust in voluntary placements and currently four of them are involved in a variety of roles.

They have so far totalled over 150 volunteer hours, more than 50 of which have been achieved by Gareth Bateman, of Neyland, Since he started with the Trust in April.  In recognition of his excellent contribution to date Gareth has been presented with a Volunteers’ Week Certificate – appropriately during the UK’s annual festival of volunteering week.

Pembrokeshire COAST is part of the COASTAL project funded by the European social fund through the Welsh Government which promotes employment, training and skills opportunities for individuals.  The Sunderland Trust is also involved with COAST in a project to transform the walled garden at the new Fleets to Flying Boats Centre in the Royal Dockyard.

Kylene Rafferty supported the COAST participants for the Sunderland Trust with funding through Vodafone’s World of Difference Programme.  Said Kylene: ” Gareth has already made an outstanding contribution to the work of the Trust through his placement.  He is a model colleague and the administration and office work undertaken is greatly valued by the staff team.  He delivers a very high standard of work always regardless of the task in hand.”

Joining Gareth and Kylene for the presentation of the certificate was COAST Development Worker Heather Harrison, who added: “The partnership with the Sunderland Trust provides valuable opportunities for COAST participants to engage with their community and gain work experience.


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For details of other voluntary roles and placements with the Sunderland Trust contact 01646 684220, or