Pembrokeshire County Show and our Charity of the Year

First published Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Once again we are enjoying our annual visit to the Pembrokeshire County Show – a celebration of agricultural and rural life, with everything from livestock and farm machinery to food and drink. Over the course of the three days that the show runs, there will be many sights to see, and opportunities to meet up with friends old and new.

For us here at Pembrokeshire Tourism, the County Show is one of our annual highlights. Every year we are joined by a number of our member businesses in our marquee, and this year is no different. With representation from Hains & Lewis Solicitors, The South and West Wales Wildlife Trust, Keep Wales Tidy and the Wales Coast App, WebAdept, The Torch Theatre and Morfa Bay Adventure, we’ve got lots of different things going on for young and old alike. We’re also showcasing our upcoming awards, which will be taking place this October, and providing another outlet for our Charity of the Year, the Paul Sartori Foundation to share the work they do, and raise the profile of a very special project that they have been doing to raise funds.

“The Art of Giving” is a very special calendar, the result of the hard work and dedication of Cate Thornton and others at the Paul Sartori Foundation working with 12 Pembrokeshire based artists, each of whom have donated a beautiful piece of original artwork for inclusion in the calendar and to then be auctioned to raise much needed funds to support the work of the Foundation.

The original artwork is currently on display here at the Pembrokeshire County Show on a dedicated stand for “The Art of Giving”. The pieces are being auctioned via silent auction, with all bids due to be submitted by 30th August. The calendar is available on sale here at the County Show, and will shortly be available in the Paul Sartori Shops throughout the county, for a minimum donation of £5. With 12 high quality photographs within the calendar, and further information about the work of the Foundation, it really is a great way to provide support to the charity, especially as thanks to the support of a number of sponsors, all sale proceeds will be going directly to support the work of the Foundation.

We are delighted to be able to support Paul Sartori Foundation this year as our chosen Charity of the Year, and we will also be encouraging our members to display the calendar – it is a superb example of a simple way to introduce a strong ‘sense of place’ as the artworks are all produced by Pembrokeshire based artists, and feature a number of Pembrokeshire locations.

So if you are coming to the County Show this year, please do stop by and say hello to the Pembrokeshire Tourism team (we’re in our usual spot opposite the Pavilion Team Room) and then head on over to “The Art of Giving” stand in the Pendergast hangar and see the original pieces of artwork, maybe buy a calendar and better still place a bid in the auction. We look forward to seeing you!

 

First posted on The Pembrokeshire Tourism Blog

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