THE SEPTEMBER meeting of the bi-monthly Pembroke Soup saw £170 shared between three groups.

Meeting on September 9 at Pembroke Town Hall, Pembroke Soup sees £4 paid on the door for tasty soup, with the money raised distributed among community groups who are presenting that morning and who are seeking a small cash boost to help them with their project.

John Blake from Angle Museum made an interesting four minute presentation on the military museum, which is only one of two in Pembrokeshire, the other being at Pembroke Dock.

Work has been taking place at the museum for many years and it successfully opened to the public two years ago, with tours available.

The museum is seeking volunteers to train as guides.

Alison Moore spoke about the Welsh Parent and Toddler group Cylch Ti a Fi Penfro, a well-established group for parents and carers with children aged up to five. It meets at Foundry House on Wednesdays, during term time, from 9-11am. Alison explained that there is no need for parents or children to be able to speak any Welsh to come along. Alison explained how, through games and songs the children and their adults can be gently introduced to the Welsh language aided by ‘amser stori’, story time.

The toddler group is run by volunteers who are keen to keep the group running. It does not receive any outside funding and Pembroke soup was asked for funds to buy more Welsh games and books to help the children with an introduction to Welsh language. The children demonstrated their skills in singing for the audience – in Welsh.

Gini from Pembrokeshire Hogspital told the audience how hedgehogs are not doing well in Pembrokeshire. The hogspital, cares for sick and orphaned hedgehogs and has successfully returned very many back to the wild after a period of care. The children and adults alike were enthralled to see baby hedgehogs cuddling into a soft warm blanket.

The Hogspital relies upon volunteers, without who they could not provide the help to the hundreds of hedgehogs who need it.

The Hogspital can be contacted on 07974 681659 or 07974866040 or 01437 783930.

Pembroke soup was delighted to be able to give funds to Angle Museum of £30, Pembrokeshire Hogspital £60 and Welsh Playgroup £80.

The next Pembroke Soup will be on November 4 when VC Gallery; community café project; Foundry House craft group and another will be presenting at the town hall, from noon-1.30pm.