A SOCIAL inclusion group which gives people the chance to perform with local professional musicians is the latest winner of the Pride in Pembrokeshire Award.

WINGS Over Pembrokeshire meets every Wednesday evening at Portfield Special School in Haverfordwest.

It has more than 60 regular members of all ages who have the opportunity to participate in a range of musical activities.

Some come just to listen and socialise but the main emphasis of the sessions in enjoyment through music.

Launched in 2017, the Pride in Pembrokeshire award is presented monthly to a voluntary group whose work has made a real difference to local people and communities.

The award is a partnership between the Pembrokeshire Public Services Board (PSB) and the Western Telegraph – with each winning entry awarded £200.

The judging panel were particularly impressed with the socially inclusive nature of the group’s activities along with the strong commitment to volunteering and the inter-generational reach of its support.

The citation went on: ‘It is clear that WINGS Over Pembrokeshire makes a substantial contribution to improving the well-being of individuals, and indeed towards the well-being of the county as a whole.’

The local professional musicians are Steve Young on keyboard and vocals; Vince Pereczes on guitar and Brenda Martin on drums.

Help also comes from a small but dedicated band of volunteers who provide refreshments, collect admission fees and help fund-raise.

Said Steve: “The members who attend are such a special group of people. It is wonderful to witness them singing, dancing, playing instruments and socialising.”

If you would like to get involved or to find out more about the work of WINGS Over Pembrokeshire, contact Steve Young on 01834 844324.

To submit an application for the next Pride in Pembrokeshire award, download the application form from the PAVS website – www.pavs.org.uk – or contact PAVS on 01437 769422 to receive a hard copy.