Griffon Choir concert

This is not the first Easter Concert The  Griffon Choir has performed  here at Tenby’s St Marys Church  …. if you  missed the others …  or enjoyed the others …. don’t miss this one with a 7.30pm start on Monday 10th April.  It will be one of those very special evenings.


Good Prizes and good fun … come and join us for this Family Fun Evening at Carew Hall this Friday (31st March) and support a local charity at the same time.



MS Society Cymru workshop

MS Society Cymru are currently working with people living with and affected by MS in Pembrokeshire to develop support services, groups and well-being activities. The workshop held at the Picton Centre, Haverfordwest on the 5th December 2016 was attended by 31 people and brought to the fore a number of issues affecting people living with and affected by MS in Pembrokeshire. We are holding another workshop on Thursday 16th March 2017 at the Picton Centre, Haverfordwest from 9.30am until 12.00pm and I would like to invite a representative from your organisation to the workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to provide as much information on the support already available and we would be delighted if someone from PAVS were able to attend.

HOPE and Valero Cap Amazing Anniversary Year

 HOPE and Valero Cap Amazing Anniversary Year

Pembroke, 14 December 2016 – A year of fundraising at Valero Pembroke Refinery has drawn to a close, with a surprise donation of £9,000 to the refinery’s 2016 Charity of the Year, HOPE MS Therapy Centre. Every year employees and contractors at Valero vote by ballot for a charity to be receive a special focus throughout 12 months. In 2016 they chose HOPE, a local charity based in Honeyborough, Neyland, who provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other support services for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other neurological conditions.

Pictured: Members of the Valero Volunteer Council presenting a cheque to HOPE representatives Ken Brombley and Tracy Gratton.

Fundraising events by refinery personnel throughout the year have included the refinery’s Charity Ball in September, the Pembroke Castle Christmas Fayre and Sport Pembrokeshire Awards, both sponsored by Valero and where Valero volunteers helped with bucket collections and selling raffle tickets for HOPE, as well as numerous other acts of individual and group fundraising. In addition, HOPE received match funding in recognition of the refinery achieving a number of safety targets throughout the year.

Stephen Thornton, Valero Public Affairs Manager, said, “As HOPE’s time as Valero’s charity of the year draws to a close, we wanted to mark Valero’s fundraising efforts for this inspiring local charity with a final major donation. HOPE provides a vitally needed service for MS sufferers in Pembrokeshire and their families, as well as other those suffering from other conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. We hope that the funds that have been raised from all the various events run throughout the year – which we estimate to be in excess of £30,000 – will make some difference to this small yet very special charity.”

HOPE representatives Ken Brombley and Tracy Gratton were on hand to receive the cheque from members of Valero’s Volunteer Council. Brombley, Chairman of HOPE, said, “2016 is HOPE’s 30th anniversary year and we could not have been more delighted back in January when we found out we had been chosen as Valero’s charity of the year. The additional focus we have received from Pembroke Refinery this year has been truly amazing, and every penny raised is ploughed back into supporting services for people here in Pembrokeshire in desperate need of the help we provide. On behalf of all of us from HOPE, I would like to thank Valero and the entire workforce who have helped make this a very happy anniversary for us indeed.”

Valero’s Pembroke refinery is one of the leading employers in south Wales and is one of Europe’s largest and most complex refineries. Valero Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, markets fuel in the UK and Ireland under the Texaco brand. There are around 850 Texaco-branded service stations in the UK and 230 Texaco-branded service stations in Ireland.

Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. Valero subsidiaries employ approximately 10,000 people, and assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 2.9 million barrels per day, 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.3 billion gallons per year, a 50-megawatt wind farm, and renewable diesel production from a joint venture. Through subsidiaries, Valero owns the general partner of Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP), a midstream master limited partnership. Approximately 7,400 outlets carry the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock and Beacon brands in the United States and the Caribbean; Ultramar in Canada; and Texaco in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Valero is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, Texas. Please visit for more information.

Upcoming events

H.O.P.E. Annual General Meeting is to be held on Friday 29th July

H.O.P.E. Open Day is to be held on Friday 23rd September

30TH Anniversary Celebration GALA CONCERT

30TH Anniversary Celebration GALA CONCERT to be held at St Davids Cathedral on Friday 17th June (7.30p.m. start.

Kindly supported by:

  • The UK National Brass Band Champions – THE GOODWICK BRASS BAND
  • BELLA VOCE –  Accompanied by Seimon Morris and
  • AARON PRYCE-LEWIS – Baritone

Compere: Phil Lloyd – Pembroke & District MV Choir


The Music and Voices of Pembrokeshire are equal to and even surpass any worldwide

With Tickets at only £15 (main aisle) and £10 (back and sides) and Children 11years and under FREE


Tickets available from: St Davids Bookshop 01437 720480, West Wales Art Centre Fishguard 01348 873867, Castle Photography Haverfordwest 01437 766858, Adept Cleaners Pembroke Dock 01646 683827, and The H.O.P.E. Centre 01646 600384 and possibly at the door on the night.

We gratefully acknowledge the support given by ALL OF THE ABOVE – The Band, The Choirs and Aaron, their Conductors and Accompanists and the contributions of support with sponsorship for this concert from The Rotary Clubs of Pembrokeshire, Stewart Thompson –, Valero and Andy – Monddi Design Agency support with printing and All at The Cathedral and St Davids Bookshop