A PEMBROKE Dock Café has set up a Pay it Forward scheme, to help feed those in need.

Checker's Café in St Govan's Shopping Arcade in Pembroke Dock set up the scheme after being contacted by Amanda Evans, who runs the Facebook group Homeless Pembrokeshire.

The scheme allows people to purchase items from the shop's menu to be left behind for people in need to claim.

Barry Randall, who runs the café said that people have responded well.

Barry: "We have only been doing it for a few days but so far the response has been positive.

"I don't know what the homeless situation is like in Pembroke Dock, but a meal can really set people up for the day.

"It is not just homeless people that we will help, it is anyone in need.

"We've got a table outside so people can bring their dogs and then there no problem with hygiene, most dogs are clean anyway."

After seeing a similar scheme in Haverfordwest which had proven to be successful, Amanda approached Barry about setting one up in Pembroke Dock.

One person she helped was Terry Barritt, 49, who was recently homeless.

"If it weren't for Amanda I don't know where I would be now," he said.

"With everyone helping me, it has been overwhelming. I have managed to get accommodation, I've had more help here in Pembrokeshire in the last six month than I have in the last 30 years."

Amanda Evans said the Checker's scheme would run for the foreseeable future as they want to help as many people as they can.

Amanda said: "The scheme has worked well in Guymer in Haverfordwest, and we have had a lot of people share it on Facebook.

"It will run for as long as people donate."