Photo: The Port of Milford Haven’s “Muddy Rudders” team present a cheque to Judith Williams from the Paul Sartori Foundation

NEWS RELEASE: 22nd September 2017

Muddy Rudders are proud to support their chosen charity

The Port of Milford Haven’s team of “Muddy Rudders” have proudly handed over a cheque for over three thousand pounds to the Paul Sartori Foundation.

Earlier this year, the 15-strong team from the Port of Milford Haven took part in Tough Mudder – a 12 mile mud run with 20 military-style obstacles.  The gruelling course, which required huge amounts of upper body strength and strong determination, featured obstacles which involved plunging into 40 tons of ice, getting electrocuted, climbing 9 foot walls and a 2-mile walk through 500,000 litres of mud.

PR and Communications Manager Anna Malloy, who was one of those who took part, said “I know I can speak for the rest of the team when I say that Tough Mudder was one of the most challenging things any of us have ever done, but hearing from Judith about how the funds will make a difference to their patients made it all worthwhile.  It’s not over yet though! Various members of staff are continuing to fundraise for Paul Sartori, which is the charity they chose to support at the beginning of the year.  Daniel Devine, for example, who works at Milford Marina, has just completed Ironman Wales and raised a further £625.  We’re all really committed to raising as much as possible for our chosen charity, both in and outside of work”.

Judith Williams, Funding and Projects Coordinator at the Paul Sartori Foundation, added “The team that participated in this challenge should be proud!  What an achievement to have completed such a course, but also to have raised considerable funds for Paul Sartori! We want to personally thank the Port of Milford Haven Muddy Rudder team and to highlight that the monies raised will directly benefit people living with a life limiting illness, their carers and families within Pembrokeshire, enabling them to be cared for at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear.”

The Paul Sartori Foundation was selected by Port of Milford Haven staff as their Charitable Cause of the Year for 2017.  Since January, employees from all areas within the business have taken part in a variety of activities to help raise money for the charity.  To date £4,391 has been raised by staff, in addition to the £5,000 cash donation from the organisation.


Notes to Editors

Port of Milford Haven

The Port of Milford Haven is the UK’s top energy port and Wales’ busiest port handling around 20% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas.  It is widely recognised in the industry as the energy capital of the UK.

The Port, along with the cluster of energy-related businesses along the Waterway, is a key driver of economic activity in Pembrokeshire, attracting inward investment and supporting over 4,000 jobs.

The Port of Milford Haven also owns and operates Pembroke Port and Milford Dock.  Activities such as cargo handling, ferry operations, fish landing and cruise calls as well as a first class marina are spread across these two sites.

One of the most prominent on the West Coast, the Port is in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only Coastal National Park in Great Britain. It is marked as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and has many areas designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

The Port of Milford Haven is a trust port – an independent, commercially run organisation that has statutory responsibilities governed by its Acts, to maintain and improve navigation and the provision of Port and Harbour services and facilities.  Additionally, the Port provides significant financial and in-kind support to a wide variety of local causes.  All profits are retained within the business to fund these objectives.

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Anna Malloy Port of Milford Haven 01646 696100