Pembrokeshire Yacht Club has held its annual Commodore’s Ball, after a long break for numerous reasons and then the Coronavirus outbreak.

This year’s Commodore’s Ball was held at Wolfscastle Country Hotel. They chose to support Paul Sartori Foundation, a local hospice at home charity which supports adults at the end-of-life.

Christian Smart, the Pembrokeshire Yacht Club Commodore and his wife April chose to support Paul Sartori after the care his late father/Aprils father-in-law received from them last year. The event raised a fantastic total of £1001.88 for the local charity.

Laura Hugman, Clinical Manager at Paul Sartori Foundation said: “We are very grateful for the amazing donation received from the Pembrokeshire Yacht Club Commodores Ball. The donation will enable us to continue supporting palliative patients in Pembrokeshire through Paul Sartori’s clinical services. Thank you to everyone involved for supporting Paul Sartori Foundation.”

April Smart, Pembrokeshire Yacht Club Committee Member said: “It was a great night in memory of the Commodores Dad, it was lovely to dress up and raise money for a great cause. It’s really good to have the Commodores Ball back after such a long break.”

Pictured at the cheque presentation are Samantha York, Laura Hugman (Paul Sartori Foundation), and April Smart.

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, under 18’s anticipatory grief and bereavement support, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.

The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home enable people in the later stages of any life-limiting illness to be cared for and to die at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear, if that is their wish.

All of the services are free of charge and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to the generosity of the Pembrokeshire Community.

Further information on the charity and its services can be obtained by visiting their website, or by phoning 01437 763223.