Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Board Wins Volunteer Award

The Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Board were delighted to recently receive an award from the Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS) for their dedication to organizing the county show last year.

PAVS officially presented the 2021 Pembrokeshire Volunteer Awards Trustee’s Award to the category winners, the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society, at the society’s recent AGM.

The award judges were stunned by the determination of the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Board to stage last year’s two-day County Show under incredibly difficult circumstances in order to give members of the rural community the chance to get together and show off their animals.

The judges also noted how the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society had ensured that support for farmers and their families was available through the presence of various charities which work to provide services to the rural community.

Lee Hind, Pembrokeshire Community Hub Manager, presented the award supported by South Hook LNG. He said: “Congratulations to the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society for winning this well-deserved award. In addition to your determination to organize the two-day show last year, the judges were particularly impressed with your innovative partnership with Connecting Realities which saw the event filmed and broadcast live to nursing homes via YouTube, allowing access to those who have not been able to leave their homes.”

Mike Davies, Chairman of the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society Board, said: “We are delighted that our efforts have been recognized by the judges who felt that we were worthy winners of the Trustee Award. We have had to rely on the goodwill of our volunteers over the past two years and they have worked hard to ensure the County Fairgrounds can come back stronger in the future.

Amalia H. Mercado