Hospice at Home Charity Takes Action on Climate Change

Local charity Paul Sartori Hospice at Home is taking action to support the climate with the installation of solar panels at its head office in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

The charity, which delivers end-of-life care services across Pembrokeshire, has been awarded a grant of nearly £14,000 to fund the purchase and installation of solar panels at Paul Sartori House, Winch Lane. This investment is part of an ongoing commitment to address the climate emergency.  Paul Sartori was one of 35 community groups selected to take part in the Climate Action Boost scheme, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. 

Working alongside Renew Wales, a partner in the initiative, the group explored methods to help tackle the causes and consequences of climate change, and to operate more sustainably. A number of options were discussed to reduce impact on the environment and Renew Wales helped the charity to develop an environmental action plan, which is to be implemented over the coming months.

“We have invested a lot of time in developing the plan; discussed a number of alternatives along the way, but feel that the solar panel installation will have the biggest impact for the charity in the long term.” said Sandra Dade, Paul Sartori manager. 

Jemma Nurse, funding manager at the National Lottery Community Fund said: “The climate emergency is everyone’s business, which is why the Fund is acting to support and inspire communities to minimise their own impact on the environment. We are proud to be a significant funder of environmental projects and Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, along with the other groups participating in Climate Action Boost, will play a valuable part in building our knowledge so we can share our learning with other funders across Wales and the UK.”

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, 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 found by visiting www.paulsartori.org or phoning 01437 763223.

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