PEMBROKE Ladies Probus Club recently visited the Wales Air Ambulance base, and Machynys Peninsula Golf Club for afternoon tea.

On arrival at the Dafen base, near Llanelli, the group was given refreshments before being shown a video explaining the important lifesaving missions undertaken by the charity.

This was followed by an informative talk by chief pilot Grant who was able to explain their role and importance to the community.

What takes place at the bases in Wales is so cutting edge that they have had delegations from China and Japan visit to study their work model, members heard.

The ladies were given an opportunity to view the helicopters, ask lots of questions of the pilots and paramedics and were very impressed with the wonderful work done by the organisation.

Many were keen to support this worthwhile charity by buying Christmas cards and making donations.

From Dafen, the members went to Machynys Golf Club where they enjoyed a delicious tea served by very friendly and attentive waitresses. Whilst there they were able to admire the beautiful views across the estuary and golf course. Then to end a thoroughly pleasurable day they observed a magnificent sunset over the Bristol Channel.

President Chris Vater expressed her gratitude on behalf of the ladies to Rita Evans the Vice President for organising the day and to Rob of Taff Valley Coaches the excellent driver who went over and above his duties to help make the day a success.