Milford Waterfront Brings Christmas Cheer to Local Nursing Home Residents

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In November of this year, Milford Waterfront ran a Christmas card competition in collaboration with In House Crafts. The entries, designed by local school children, have been donated to the residents at local nursing home, Havenhurst Residential, to spread the Christmas cheer.

The competition, which ran from the 16th November to the 23rd and was free to enter, was based on the theme ‘Pets at Christmas’, and had 27 entries from local school children of all ages. Guest judges from All Pets Vet Care and Pure Art chose the winners of each category, who were then gifted with crafty prizes donated by Milford Waterfront. Furthermore, throughout the month of December the entries were put on display for numerous Christmas events taking place in Milford Waterfront.

Today, all of the entries have been gifted to local nursing home Havenhurst Residential in Milford Haven to help spread the holiday cheer.

Natalie Hunt, Activities and Events Co-ordinator, Milford Waterfront commented:

“We are really proud of this project in collaboration with In House Crafts in the run up to Christmas. Encouraging school children to channel their creativity and get excited for Christmas is one thing, but to then be able to take these incredible entries and gift them to a local residential home is really special, and really indicative of what we are trying to bring to Milford with the Waterfront development.”

Tere John, Registered Home Manager, Havenhurst added:

“It was great to see the residents receive something special this Christmas. It can be a very lonely time of year, especially for those in residential homes. We are very pleased to have these lovely entries from local children donated to the residents here.”

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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.

 

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