Pembrokeshire’s only athletics club, Pembrokeshire Harriers, have received a funding boost to help replace their hammer and discus throwing cage, thanks to a donation from Valero Pembroke Refinery.
Pembrokeshire Harriers has a club membership of over 300 people, across a range of ages, skills and abilities, with members from nine to 75 years of age taking part in various track and field, cross country and road running events, including disability disciplines. The club has been fundraising to repair and replace a number of pieces of equipment, with a new cage for hammer and discus training much needed, with great strides being made towards their target following a donation of £200 from Valero.
Peter Freeman, Pembrokeshire Harriers committee member, said: “As with any club we are very reliant on generous support from volunteers and donations from individuals and local businesses. We are very grateful to Valero for their kind contribution and look forward to great success for our track and field athletes with our new equipment.”
Stephen Thornton, Valero Refinery public affairs manager, said, “Clubs like Pembrokeshire Harriers play an important part in developing the sporting abilities of people, especially young talent, here in Pembrokeshire. Valero is proud to be a huge supporter of local sport in our county and to help clubs and teams that do so much to keep people healthy and active.”