good stuff

positive reads, apps, products

Spiffy announce 25% OFF the happiest calendars and diaries

Spiffy believe “It’s a lot easier to cultivate a positive mindset when you surround yourself with positivity. We’ve got a big collection of calendars and diaries, all chosen for that reason – to help you think more positively and fill your year with inspiration.”

SAVE 25% until stocks last!

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The Gift of Fitness

From Pembrokeshire Leisure:

The gift that can be opened up on Christmas day and keeps giving long in to the New Year….

Christmas gifts for the health conscious

The Ark share the growing sentiment that Christmas goes way deeper than buying unnecessary stuff for expectant loved ones. Christmas is about nurturing quality time with family, friends, the community and for many, that also means exchanging thoughtful gifts that won’t break the bank (or the planet).

They’ve gathered some wonderful festive goodies which focus on natural healthy living including healthy gift vouchers – available from their Bridge Street shop *until stocks last! *

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The Gift of Glass

Invest locally and introduce beautiful colour into the life of someone you love.

Cariad Glass are thrilled to have launched The Derwen Collection – a gorgeous collection of artisan stained glass pieces set on a custom made oak plinth as part of their celebratory 10 years in business.

A unique collection of glass art is available in their Stained Glass Emporium as well as gift vouchers for their increasingly popular stained glass courses in Llandysul. 

'Good Lottery' Subscription

If you didn’t know already, over 50% of the proceeds from Pembrokeshire Lottery has enabled £7,012,312.00 to be loaned, interest free, to 420 Pembrokeshire businesses over the last 26 years creating 2075 jobs. This is a lottery with ‘good’ in mind and on top of that, players get the chance to win £2,000-£10,000 in their weekly and monthly draws!

For the person who has everything this Christmas, Pembrokeshire Lottery are offering a fully gift wrapped subscription including welcome letter, goody bag, and gift card wrapped with ribbon. Choose from a 6 or 12 month subscription and have it sent directly to you or the recipient.

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Christmas cards support Sartori hospice at home

Ok so the 2nd class posting date has already passed, but if you’re planning to send cards 1st class or deliver them locally, you’ll be pleased to know that Paul Sartori stock Christmas cards at their HQ in the centre of Haverfordwest (next door to Haverfordwest Leisure Centre) plus in their stores.

Every card sold by Paul Sartori helps continue to support their hospice at home service in Pembrokeshire.

events

positive lifestyle activities

Tenby Boxing Day Swim

26 Dec

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New Years Day DOUBLE Park Run

1 Jan

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Yoga Philosophy Group

Starts 5 Jan

ST DAVIDS

Torch Voices Community Choir

Starts 9 Jan

MILFORD HAVEN

Saturday Kitchen for Children

11 Jan + more

ST DAVIDS

Cookery & Nutrition Workshop for Adults

18 Jan + more

ST DAVIDS

Saturday Kitchen for Teens

11 Jan + more

ST DAVIDS

Art of Viniyoga - Yoga Foundation Course 2020

Starts 12 Jan

ST DAVIDS

Fearless Speaking Workshop

24 Jan

ST DAVIDS

Horse Coaching Taster Day

29 Feb

LLANELLI

Over 50s walking football

Haverfordwest AFC

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NOTE: Event details are correct at the time of publishing. Please ensure you check activity status with event hosts prior to purchasing tickets or making travel arrangements.

good work

celebrating social impact in our community

Pembrokeshire graffiti artist invites children to Withybush jungle

Local artist Lloyd the Graffiti added some colour to the waiting area at the Child Health department in Withybush Hospital last month. Completed in collaboration with illustrators Johanna Slade and Fran Evans.

Lloyd has created some fantastic painted masterpieces throughout the county. Check out his Facebook page for more.

Positive thinkers show South Wales community why hugs matter

A new group called Hugs Matter are on a mission to spread love and connection though the power of a hug in towns and cities across South Wales. Hugs are proven to increase oxytocin (the ‘love’ hormone), reduce the negative affects of stress and depression, lower blood pressure boost the immune system.

The group are hosting free events around the South Wales area – follow their Facebook page to see if they come to Pembrokeshire!

'Recycle for Charity' group sells surplus council waste to fund local charities

Finalist in the Cynnal Wales sustainable academy awards, Pembrokeshire Share Care & Give are continuing their innovative free service to transform waste not accepted by the council recycling scheme into money for local charities. £300 was recently donated to Paul Sartori, Macmillan by Bronwyn Price and Matt Griffiths (Erbs Palsy awareness) as a result of the project.

The group invites members of the community to sort items such as crisp packets, bread bags, pet food pouches and coffee pods and drop them at collection points around Pembrokeshire county. To save your waste from reaching landfill and show support for this fantastic project, find your nearest collection point and learn which items the group can accept here.

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Scolton Manor fresh produce and craft shop supports employees with additional needs

A partnership between Workways+, Experience for Industry and Norman Industries has enabled the launch of a retail unit selling fresh produce from the walled gardens at Scolton Manor, local meats, produce, tea and coffee.

It also provides a retail outlet for some of the arts, crafts and products made at Norman Industries.

The shop provides work experience, training and supported employment opportunities in retail and customer service for people with learning disabilities, disabilities and autism.

£5 car raffle raises £1,000s for children with life limiting conditions

Belle’s Story charity continue to honour the lasting legacy of Belle Curran and her wish to raise awareness of organ donation whilst supporting children with life limiting illnesses.  Following a hugely successful fundraiser totalling just under £9000 through completing Cardiff Half Marathon this year, Team Belle have their sights set on an even bigger pot of gold next year with a competition to win a limited edition hot pink Fiat 500 for the amazing cost of a £5 ticket. 

Members of the community have had chance to meet Team Belle, talk about organ donation and view the car during the run up to Christmas at events countywide. Visit the Belle’s Story website for full information. The draw will take place on 21st March 2020.

The Penny Rolls On

Follow Karen Penny’s 4 year, 20,000 walk for Alzheimer’s Research UK

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accessible for all

inclusive people, projects and places

Cradle Choir for people living with Dementia launches at Torch Theatre

From Torch Theatre:

Welsh National Opera are looking to recruit members of a new Choir based in Pembrokeshire as part of an intergenerational project bringing together 96 primary school children from Milford Haven Community Primary School and local people living with dementia.  

The Cradle Choir is being created by WNO to encourage those living with dementia and their families and carers to attend free weekly sessions to sing a range of popular songs with the aim of enjoying a positive experience together through music. The Choir Leader for the sessions will be singer David Fortey (of Only Men Aloud.)  

Dream-Team

Pembrokeshire's Dream Team launches logo contest

From Pembrokeshire People First:

The Dream Team is a group of people with learning disabilities. They advise people who make decisions. And they make sure the voices of people with learning disabilities are heard. They are very busy.

They need a logo that shows what they do. A logo is a symbol or picture that shows who they are. And what they do.

Please send us your ideas by 1st February.

live well locally

positive sustainable living in west wales

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Limted time offer FREE Human Givens Therapy in Pembrokeshire

Andrea Buckle is a Human Givens therapist, are trained in dealing effectively, and as quickly as possible, with all major forms of distress, including anxiety and anger disorders, depression, stress, phobias, addiction, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and relationship problems.

Whilst Andrea is work towards completion of her extended diploma working under supervision as a trainee therapist, she has a unmissable limited time offer of free therapy in December and early January. Get in touch if you’d like to benefit or know someone that could.

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National exercise referral scheme nurtures locals back to health

Members of the community who are not active, exercising less than three times per week or experiencing health issues such as high blood pressure, arthritis, and depression are invited to use local leisure centres and swimming pools via the National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS).

If a health professional believes that exercise will help in the prevention, management and improvement of a condition, they are able to refer people to a 16 week program of activities designed to suit specific needs.

Theatre & shopping vouchers for community survey participants

Congratulations to the winners of the Pembrokeshire Inspired prize draw. They took part in a community survey about their experience of creative activities and events in Pembrokeshire to guide the creation of a countywide cultural network.

If you missed what this project is all about and want to see winners of Torch Theatre tickets and 10 x £15 shopping vouchers, click below. 

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