High Sheriff recognises charities' achievements

By Mike Lewis in Local People

IN the fifth event in a series of events organised by the Shrievalty of Dyfed, Prof Medwin Hughes, High Sheriff of Dyfed, presented certificates to recognise and celebrate the distinctive contribution made by local charities across Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

The event, held at the Halliwell Conference Centre in Carmarthen, saw 21 charities and some 80 individuals gather to receive the Shrievalty Awards and to celebrate the wealth of voluntary work undertaken across the region.

The High Sheriff presented certificates to over 20 charities including Ceredigion organisations: Sustrans Cymru, Jig-So Children’s Centre, Cardigan, disabled children and young people’s charity DASH Ceredigion, as well as therapeutic arts and crafts charity HUTS workshops (Help Us to Survive) in Newcastle Emlyn.

In addition, during the event a number of the High Sheriff of Dyfed Young Persons Charitable Trust financial awards were presented to eight young people.

Senior guide Helena Walker, 15, is a member of Teifi Girl Guiding Senior Section in Cardigan and joined Guiding in February 2008. She attends Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi.

Helena, who was awarded £300, has been selected to participate in a Girl Guiding visit to the World Guiding Centre at Sangam, India and will be taking part on a ‘Discover your Potential’ event.

There, she will be participating in a community leadership development project and working with one of Sangam’s community partner organisations.

Senior guide Sadie Mansfield, 16, is from the Senior Section Guiding in Cardigan and joined Guiding in 2005.

She attends Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi, has also been selected to represent Wales at the ‘Discover your Potential’ and has also been awarded £300.

See more pictures from the awards in this week’s Cambrian News, on sale on Wednesday

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