A HAVERFORDWEST-based charity has been recognised with a national award for their sustainability work.

Pembrokeshire Care, Share & Give from Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, recycle4charity were winners of the Sustainable Community Group award at the Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales awards.

The awards ceremony on Thursday, November 30, sponsored by AM Llyr Gruffydd, took place in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to an audience of national and international organisations working to create a more sustainable Wales.

Amanda Absalom-Lowe & Mark Lowe were presented with the award in recognition of the charities efforts to reduce waste in Pembrokeshire and to further raise awareness of reducing waste in the County by also raising money for charity.

They were inspired to raise money for good causes after their daughter Megan was born six weeks premature & underwent open heart surgery at the age of eight months old in 2011.

They wanted to say thank you to the baby care unit staff and hospitals that had cared for Megan and decided to join a recycling scheme after seeing another parent was raising money by recycling Biscuit wrappers.

Megan, now age 6 often helps with the recycling scheme, along with the continued support of the people of Pembrokeshire.

To date more than £8,000 has been raised for the local community & local charities in Pembrokeshire.

The group have recently gained Charity Commissioning status, and receive no external funding, but have the support from members of the public, some local businesses, charities, schools and nurseries.

Amanda said “We can’t thank our supporters enough.

“We will continue to try and reduce waste from landfill and recycle4charity! Knowing that we are continuing to help local people in our community is a privilege.”

For further information please contact Amanda on 07876330692, or see the facebook page Pembrokeshire Care Share and Give.