A PEMBROKESHIRE charity which gives compassionate end of life care to people across the county has been presented with a national award and a cash donation.

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home has been announced as a 2018 Weston Charity Awards winner, along with five other charities in Wales, and will receive a core grant of £6,500 and a year’s strategic planning support.

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home offers home hospice services to people over the age of 18 living in Pembrokeshire.

The charity’s manager, Sandra Dade, said: “We are delighted to be a Weston Charity Awards winner.

“We are proud of the work we do to provide sustainable services that promote good end of life care in Pembrokeshire.

“The support we will receive through the Weston Charity Awards will help us to develop strategies, revise our business plan, address key internal and external challenges and ensure that we can continue to make a difference in our community for years to come.”

The Weston Charity awards celebrate and support great front-line charities in the North of England, the Midlands and, for the first time in 2018, Wales.

The charities need to be delivering youth, welfare or community services and have incomes under £5 million.

Nearly 200 small charities applied and five of the 20 winners are based in Wales.

Philippa Charles, director of the Garfield Weston Foundation which established the Weston Charity Awards said: “Small charities have stepped up to deliver essential services in their communities and are extremely adept at being highly creative with limited resources.”

According to the UK Civil Society Almanac, Wales has the lowest number of charities per person compared to the other home nations with 3.6 charities per 1,000 people in Scotland, compared to 3.3 in Northern Ireland, 2.4 in England and just 2.3 in Wales.