CLYNFYW Care Farm, near Boncath, has again scooped the Queen's Award for Enterprise - one of the most prestigious awards in the UK – for the second year on the trot.

Sara Edwards, Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, delighted a large crowd of staff, workers and supporters when she presented the award ‘on behalf of Her Majesty’ at the venue’s Harvest Festival on Wednesday.

"I have seen what you do here at Clynfyw first hand and it is marvellous,” she said. “It is very difficult to gain this award so it is a marvellous achievement."

Clynfyw CIC board chair Sue Lewis said: "Clynfyw itself is prestigious and this award is for everyone here - it's an award for you all."

Clynfyw Care Farm has been running since the mid-1980s, evolving from an accessible holiday centre into the hub of inclusive community resilience-focused life that it is now.

In 2002 they became the first business in Wales ever to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise (sustainable development), but it was in 2011 that they really began to feel they were making a significant difference, by opening a day service, respite holidays and supported accommodation.

Clynfyw manager Jim Lewis-Bowen described their latest award as ‘a great honour’.

“Care Farms are a vital resource supporting vulnerable people in the rural community and awards like this give credibility to the whole care farming movement,” he added.

Apart from assorted stalls selling seasonal food, drinks, cake and raffle, the event also featured walks and tours of Clynfyw as well as a wide range of speakers including the DPJ Foundation (supporting farmers in crisis), TONIC Surf Therapy, The GRWP Resilience Network and the new Clynfyw Community Benefit Society.