Paul Sartori Hospice at Home are singing for joy after recently being awarded a generous grant of £952.00 to deliver a project to improve the well-being of the local community.

They will do this by forming a local Community Choir. The grant was awarded by the Community Changemakers Fund delivered by South West Wales Connected (SWWCo); Great Western Railway (GWR); Transport for Wales (TFW) and 4theRegion.

Joining the Paul Sartori Community Choir will not only be open to Paul Sartori staff, volunteers, voting members, trustees and service users, but participation will be encouraged from the wider community through its extensive network of contacts.

Members, with or without previous experience in a choir, will be invited to participate and will be guided by a Choir Master.

It is recognised that singing in a choir can significantly impact upon the individual’s wellbeing, and what better timing during the Covid-19 pandemic than to be involved in a community choir offering a greater sense of belonging and place.

More information on how to join the Choir, including meeting dates will be communicated on the Paul Sartori social media platforms and via its shops. The choir will meet at Vision Arts, 39 Cartlett, Haverfordwest.

“We are delighted to have been successful with this application to the Community Changemakers Fund and are thankful to the Community Rail Partnership for this opportunity to bring our community together to share in the forming of this new Community Choir,” said Judith Williams, Grant Development Officer from Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.

Ashley Morgan, Community Rail Officer, South West Wales Connected, Community Rail Partnership said: “South West Wales Connected are extremely excited to be funding and working with Paul Sartori Community Choir via our Changemakers Fund in partnerships with Transport For Wales, 4theRegion and Great Western Railway. 

“We have received such a high number of applications this year with so many great projects and ideas. We are delighted that we are able to fund £952 to this amazing project and we can’t wait to see the choir in action,”

South West Wales Connected is promoting increased rail travel and seeking to involve communities in the railway, the Community Rail Partnership is tasked with supporting communities along the line to improve local well-being, create and celebrate a distinctive sense of place, and identify opportunities for sustainable development. More information can be found here: