In September, Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity was one of the 30 organisations nominated for a Above and Beyond Award through Connect Pembrokeshire. These awards were designed to celebrate voluntary and community groups and the incredible contribution they make to their communities.
The vote closed in October and Sandy Bear was informed that they were one of the four winners of the Above and Beyond Awards to receive £500. The money can be used by the winning organisations in any way they like – whether that be on the service or treating volunteers.
Since receiving the money, Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity have been invited to attend the PAVS Volunteer Awards on Thursday 9th December where the award will officially be presented. As a charity, Sandy Bear have chosen to use the money to treat the volunteers during the awards ceremony by holding a get together and a buffet to say thank you and celebrate the hard work they carry out with bereaved children, young people and their families in Pembrokeshire.
Ceri, the Charity Development Lead at Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Charity, says ‘We are delighted to have been nominated for the Above and Beyond Award and to receive the recognition of our hard work. We look forward to celebrating with our volunteers what we have achieved to show our appreciation of the work they carry out with our team and the support they give to bereaved children, young people and their families.’
Lee Hind, from PAVS says, “It was a pleasure to facilitate the Above and Beyond Awards. The way the awards were constructed means that those nominated and those who won were all chosen by the people of Pembrokeshire. This in turn means that hundreds of citizens voted for our winners and we, alongside them, are proud to continue to support Pembrokeshire’s fabulous voluntary groups”.