The VC Gallery has said a big thank you to the Port of Milford Haven Green Energy Fund for supporting the organisation based in Haverfordwest and Pembroke Dock.

The VC Gallery aims to increase community cohesion and tackle social isolation by connecting people, working to create meaningful engagement, combat and support poor mental health and social care amongst the Veteran and local communities.

“The funding allowed us to install double glazing replacement windows in our common room which significantly contribute to energy efficiency by improving insulation and reducing heat loss,” said a spokesperson for the VC Gallery.

“This not only helps in creating a more comfortable and welcoming environment but also aligns with sustainable practices.

“By investing in such green initiatives, our community is not only benefiting from improved facilities but also contributing to the larger goal of reducing energy consumption and minimizing environmental impact.

“The use of funds for double glazing replacement windows aligns well with energy efficiency measures, as it can lead to long-term cost savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

“This project showcases the positive outcomes that can result from community-focused green energy initiatives.

“It's essential to share success stories like this to inspire others to embrace sustainable practices and explore similar funding opportunities. May it continue to be a warm and welcoming space for years to come.”

The VC Gallery was set up in Haverfordwest in 2013 by Barry John MBE with the aim of supporting veterans transition back in to civilian life.

Since then, the charity has grown and now offers daily art activities for both veterans and the wider community, which run at both the Pembroke Dock and Haverfordwest hubs, from Monday to Friday, between 11 am and 4 pm. Anyone is welcome to pop in.