Towards the end of last year, David Evans, Paul Sartori Foundation Chair of Trustees, approached WB Griffiths & Son, a local building and civil engineering business. The Paul Sartori head office, where they provide Bereavement Counselling & Complementary Therapies, and carry out their clinical coordination, fundraising and administration, had a number of hazards within their visitor and staff car park. The office, which is based in Winch Lane, Haverfordwest, approached several companies but they were unable to take on the project for numerous reasons.

Neil Griffiths, of WB Griffiths & Son was quick to offer the support as a gesture of goodwill, as Father Paul Sartori had played an important role in the family’s life. A number of the family regularly attended the Catholic Church in Haverfordwest at the time when Paul Sartori was a curate and Priest.

Neil was pleased to be able to continue its association and support the Paul Sartori Foundation by assisting with the car park remedial works and did so on a pro-bono basis, ensuring critical funds were not diverted from charitable activities. WB Griffiths & Son were also very grateful of the continued support and long term association with LBS Builders Merchant, who also provided the materials to carry out the works for free.

Neil Griffiths said “The Car Park Works Project has been a heart-warming, collaborative effort and I would like to extend a very grateful thanks to the employees of WB Griffiths & Son who gave their time to assist with the Works, in particular Dai Tannahill and Andy Evans. A hugely rewarding experience for all those involved.”

“The deep affection and association between my family and Father Paul Sartori during his short life, is a memory to treasure, but it is beyond clear by his legacy, that he was a very special person and continues today to help, support and make a difference to many, many people across all walks of life within Pembrokeshire, through his enduring legacy and work of the Paul Satori Foundation.” Neil continued.

Sandra Dade, Paul Sartori Charity Manager said “Keeping our staff, volunteers, patients, clients and visitors safe is at the forefront of what we do. We had tried for months to find a company who could help make our car park safe. We were overwhelmed when Neil advised that the WB Griffiths team would fix the uneven surfaces and sinking drains, and cover the cost of materials and labour. We had quotes in the region of £9,000, this equates to a total of 225 hours or 25 days/nights of care. The WB Griffiths team has really given back to their community, and we at Paul Sartori thank them wholeheartedly.”

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