Welcome to the website!
We are a charitable organisation aiming to relieve the effects of poverty for individuals and families within the county of Pembrokeshire.
This challenge is to raise awareness of poverty.
You can make a donation here, Just Giving.com. Please be generous as I will find this difficult, especially drinking very cheap tea! The dates of my challenge are 30th May until 3rd June.
September 2010 we opened in Monkton and June 2011 we opened in Haverfordwest.
A food parcel consists of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks for up to 5 days.
We provide some small household items, from cutlery and plates to bedding and towels. Small electrical items (toasters, kettles etc.) are PAT tested before being given out.
Christmas 2010 we held our first toy appeal "Christmas Completed" With the help of Radio Pembrokeshire and NatWests' joint toy appeal we were able to give 4/5 good quality gifts to each of the 260 children referred to us. In 2011 we gave to 360 children and 2012 we gave to 450 children.
What We NeedWe need all clothing from underwear to coats and everything in between, with a particular need for men’s and boys’ clothes; there are more ladies’ items donated than anything else, and there can be a shortage of clothes for men.
Clothing of any quality can be donated, as all textiles and shoes, even in terrible condition, can be sent for recycling and this raises money for the project. The only textiles we cannot recycle are those with duvet type fillings – pillows cushions etc.
For the Food side of the project we need tinned food, packets, and any non-perishables that are in date. We cannot use dented tins even if they have been bought that way. Everything is thoroughly checked before being handed out.
PATCH also need financial donations for running cost, utilities, and volunteer expenses.
If you would like to volunteer please contact us and arrange a “taster session”.