Photo: Pictured from left to right: back row Jerry Kelleher, Store Manager for Sartori Furnishings & Style Bridge Street, Judith Williams Funding & Projects Coordinator at Paul Sartori, Linda Greenwood; front row: Marianne Wardley and Erin Harvey at the Sartori Cafe Bridge Street.
The Sartori Cafe, based on the top floor of Sartori Furnishings & Style Bridge Street Haverfordwest (close to Wilkos car park), is run by Pembrokeshire College. The team, including a rolling programme of students, are in their fifth year of raising much needed funds for Paul Sartori.
Marianne Wardley, Paul Sartori Cafe Advisor working for Pembrokeshire College, stated “Pembrokeshire College are proudly celebrating working alongside Paul Sartori for 5 years this year which is a nice partnership for Pembrokeshire College – everything raised goes back to Paul Sartori and the students gain work experience and customer service skills.”
The Sartori Cafe supports everyone in the community, but fundamentally involves 16 – 18 year olds (they have not reached their 19 birthday and do not possess five GCSE qualifications between A-C) who wish to gain experience and skills in Hospitality, Catering and Customer Service. This working environment offers the perfect solution for learners who are either not ready to start their course or need some time deciding what they would like to do next.
Marianne added, “We are always looking to add to our rolling programme of learners. To get a place on the programme, individuals must have received a referral from Careers Wales. This is a great programme for this age group which gives individuals a sense of self-worth and belief. Students will be required to contribute 21 hours per week, over 12 weeks.”
Another aim of the Sartori Cafe is to act as a community hub, and host get togethers for small groups, including Knit & Natter (held on Tuesday’s between 10am and 11am). The aim of this group is to knit a blanket which can be auctioned off with the proceeds being donated to the Foundation. Another group Boreau Clonc a Choffi (held the third Tuesday in the month between 10.30am and 12 noon) use the Sartori Cafe as a base – this gives Welsh learners an opportunity to meet, have a coffee and chat in an informal setting.
Marianne is in the process of looking at other ideas to get the community together and asks visitors to look out for the “Board Game Morning”, where she hopes to include chess, scrabble and dominoes. “I feel the Sartori Cafe is a safe environment for vulnerable individuals to come for a chat and these activities will be nice way to break the ice.”
The Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service provides a range of services to people living in the final stages of a life limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.
The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service enable people in the later stages of any life limiting illness to be cared for at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear.
Further information on the Sartori Cafe, please visit them at 44 Bridge Street Haverfordwest – open Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 2.30pm. Information on Paul Sartori and its services can be obtained by visiting their website www.paulsartori.org, or by phoning 01437 763223.
Judith Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service, tel: 01437 763223 (31st August 2017)
Notes to Editors:
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service:
- is particularly keen to dispel the belief that it is a “cancer charity” as this deters people with other life-limiting conditions from contacting the Paul Sartori Foundation (approximately 35% have a non-cancer diagnosis)
- operates an open referral system with over 15% of referrals from patients, family and friends. The biggest referral group is District Nurses, followed by Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists and hospital staff
- was established in memory of Father Paul Sartori, a much loved local priest, who recognised a need for hospice care, but unfortunately died of cancer at the age of 39. The Foundation was set up in his memory and provides care to people with any or no faith, and not just Catholics
- charity was registered in 1982 and celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2017