Dragon LNG celebrate staff voluntary work and match hours and fundraising with donations.

Dragon LNG Managing Director, Alexis Fletcher recently presented two staff members with cheques for the local groups they volunteer for, as part of the organisation’s Employee Volunteering Scheme within the Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services certification scheme.  Through this scheme, Dragon LNG supports employees volunteering with donations matching their volunteering hours and additionally supports staff with match funding their independent fundraising efforts.

Matthew Holman, Shift Operator, having logged his volunteering hours and Lynette Round, Continuous Improvement Coordinator having logged her volunteering hours and fundraising were presented with their 200-hour certificates by PAVS Employee Volunteering Development Officer, Joey Ayris.

Volunteering is so important for our County and communities. It was great to talk about the causes Lynette and Matthew support and the sense of fulfilment they get from volunteering.” said Joey Ayris, Employee Volunteering Development Officer at PAVS.

Matthew volunteers for Hakin United Football Club as groundsman and coach.  “I have had great satisfaction in helping out and making a positive difference within the club. I began by helping coach one of the youth teams. It was really rewarding seeing the kids improving and enjoying the sport. I now also help out as a groundsman keeping the pitch match-ready for the club.” Matthew received £200 from Dragon LNG for the club for his 200 volunteering hours.

Lynette is Chair of the Friends of Pembroke Dock Memorial group.  “The Memorial Park has always been a part of my life.  My grandfather was a park keeper, and I grew up visiting the park with friends and family. Later I would take my own children there to enjoy it, too. The park means a lot to so many and the Friends of Pembroke Dock Memorial Group are advocates for the continued use and enjoyment of if for all.”  Lynette received £200 from Dragon LNG for the charity for her 200 volunteering hours and £100 for match funding her fundraising.

Alexis, Managing Director of Dragon LNG commented on the value of volunteering and why Dragon LNG offer the funding to causes that staff volunteer with.  “With our commitment to supporting and making a positive difference to our community in a socially responsible manner, we are delighted to support our staff through our scheme with PAVS and fundraising.  Well done to Matthew and Lynette for their ongoing dedication and commitment.”

To find out more about volunteering in Pembrokeshire contact the PAVS Volunteering team: volunteering@pavs.org.uk