Charity of the year announced - A Pembrokeshire charity that aims to ‘empower its users through education and support’ has been chosen as Valero Pembroke Refinery’s charity of the year.Following a site wide vote, Pembrokeshire Cancer Support will join forces with the refinery’s workforce to raise funds for the group.The group was formed in 1991 by Doreen Wormell who felt that as a cancer sufferer there was a gap between the patient being diagnosed and being able to come to terms with the fact they have the condition.Over the years and with the help of other sufferers the group has grown from meeting twice monthly to having a dedicated facility in Pembroke Dock that allows them to hold meetings, one to one contact and group relaxation therapies.The charity’s co-ordinator Lyn Neville said they are thrilled to have been chosen:“Being named as Valero’s charity of the year was a great way to start the year after what has been a difficult couple of years,” he said. “For obvious reasons we haven’t been able to do as much as we would have liked over the past two years but hopefully, fingers crossed, we can provide a fuller service soon.”Valero’s Public Affairs Manager Stephen Thornton added:“Pembrokeshire Cancer Support understand what those with the condition are going through. This not only helps the individual but their family and friends too and we’re delighted to be able to team up with Pembrokeshire Cancer Support for the next 12 months.”Caption: Valero’s Public Affairs manager Stephen Thornton presents Pembrokeshire Cancer Support representatives Lyn Neville (left) and Mr Ian Jones (right) with a cheque for £5,000 after they were named as our charity of the year for 2022.




Congratulations!! On Thursday 21st November the Pembrokeshire Cancer Support Charity Shop Ladies went along to Pembroke Dock Quins Club to receive a Pembroke Dock Town Council "Award of Merit" in recognition of an invaluable contribution to the Town. All at the Charity are really "Proud" of the fabulous job that is done by our amazing volunteers - Thank You all !!






This is the excellent video made by Mr Bernie George of the Withybush Hospital CDU Appeal Charity (Click on the link below). This was put together for the Withybush Cancer Services Fundraising Group of which our Charity is a part. Please take time to watch as it is excellent. It is lovely to see Sister Tracey Thomas and Staff Nurse Jan Richards in a starring role!! If you live in Pembrokeshire you may be interested in this short video which provides some reassurance that we will get a new and expanded Cancer Day Unit before too long. Our charity is working towards this with Hywel Dda Health Board and Hywel Dda Health Charities and we will continue to press the case for early action on the project. We thank Bernie for the coverage of Elly's Ward 10 Flag. Lyn




I am feeling very proud to have received a Pembroke Town Council Civic Award, "in recognition of achievements in promoting and fundraising for Cancer Services in Pembrokeshire". It is for my work with Pembrokeshire Cancer Support, Elly's Ward 10 Flag Appeal and campaigning for Improved Cancer Services for Pembrokeshire. It goes very nicely with the Pembroke Dock Town Council Award I received in November 2014. Thank you to Pembroke Town Councillors and Cllr Jan Gigler who nominated me. It is a great feeling to feel appreciated for the efforts made to secure the best Cancer Services for the people of our wonderful County of Pembrokeshire and I will continue to do my best. Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me, and to my lovely sister who lost her battle with Cancer but who always encouraged me.


Mrs Audrie Lewis Steps down after 18 years with the Charity - March 2015


STOP PRESS - OFFICIAL - New C.D.U. (Chemotherapy Day Unit) and complete Upgrade and Refurbished Ward 10 at Withybush Hospital Coming Soon. The Board was put up outside the Hospital on the 3rd December, 2014, so this looks like a "Promise" that it will now be done to me !!! Lyn


Principles and Guidance – Key Workers for Cancer Patients

It is well worth having a look at this new policy which has been implemented from September 2014.  You will be aware that in April 2011 a commitment was made by the Welsh Government that all Cancer patients should have an identified Key Worker.  The Principles and Guidance document (follow the link) has now been produced following consultation with Health Boards, Velindre NHS Trust, members of the Cancer Implementation Group (CIG), cancer patients and carers. The document was signed off by the CIG on 17th September. The expectation of the Group is through the implementation of these Principles we can now ensure greater consistency in the support to individuals provided by Key Workers.

Lyn - November 2014



Feeling Humble!! I am very proud to have been awarded with a Pembroke Dock Town Council "Award of Merit" in recognition of invaluable contribution to the Town. It is for my work of campaigning for Ward 10 and the CDU and for my work with Pembrokeshire Cancer Support. The Town Clerk said, " it was felt the work which you do within the community fighting for improved Cancer services in Pembrokeshire is invaluable." which makes me feel it is all very worthwhile.

I want to dedicate this to my wonderful sister, Chris, who always encouraged me to continue fighting for improved Cancer Services in Pembrokeshire. Thank you to the people who nominated me for the Award and thank you to all who have supported and encouraged me. Lyn


All of us at Pembrokeshire Cancer Support would like to pass on our Congratulations to Sister Tracey Thomas (Haematology Nurse Specialist) of the CDU and Ward 10 at Withybush Hospital on her much deserved award.  Many of us know Tracey because of our own Cancer issues and having to attend CDU. She truly is a Star and we are so grateful for all her Help, Support and Advice over the Years.  Well Done Tracey !!!!







Please click the link for the first of the Welsh Blood Service Bone Marrow Donation awareness advert.  Broad Haven beach looks amazing in the advert!!  You could save a life just like someone did for me, Thank You, Lyn.



Blue Badge Scheme

Blue badge

The Blue Badge scheme provides a range of parking benefits for disabled people who travel either as drivers or as passengers.

You can apply for a badge if you:

  • are receiving the higher rate of the Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance
  • are receiving a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement
  • use a motor vehicle supplied by a government health department
  • are a registered blind person
  • you have a permanent disability, which means you are unable to walk or have considerable difficulty in walking. In this case you may be asked to answer a series of questions and a form will be sent out to your doctor to help the local authority determine whether you are eligible for a badge. People with a psychological disorder will not normally qualify unless their impairment causes very considerable and not intermittent difficulty in walking.

Please note: Children under two years of age do not qualify for a badge because they would not normally be expected to walk independently.

For more information about applying for a Blue Badge please contact Lyn at the Pembrokeshire Cancer Support Office on 01646 683078 (and he will print out and send the frequently asked questions section) or go to

Details of your rights under the scheme, as well as some restrictions are contained in the DETR Blue Badge Scheme Advisory Leaflet

Where to Apply?

If you think you may be entitled to a badge you should apply to:

Customer Contact Centre
Pembrokeshire County Council at


North Wing, County Hall, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1TP

Milford Haven,
Town Hall, Hamilton Terrace, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 3JW

Neyland Library, St Clements Road, Neyland, Pembrokeshire, SA73 1SH

Pembroke Dock,
Argyle Street, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6HL

Town Hall, The Square, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9HA


Tel: 01437 764551




Applying for a Disabled Person’s Blue Badge


We will need to complete an electronic application form with you and this can be done over the phone by calling our Contact Centre on 01437 764551.


You will need your National Insurance number in order to start the application.


You will then be asked a number of questions in order to establish your eligibility. You may automatically qualify for a blue badge if, for example, you are registered blind or are in receipt of mobility allowance or the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance. You may also qualify if you receive War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement or you are regarded as severely injured armed forces personnel.


If none of the above apply, you will be asked some questions about how your disability affects your walking and a letter will be sent to you for you to pass on to your GP for his recommendation.


If the application is approved, you will receive a confirmation letter and you will then need to collect your badge in person at one of the following Customer Service Centres:-


  • North Wing, County Hall, Haverfordwest
  • Fishguard Town Hall
  • Milford Town Hall
  • Argyle Street, Pembroke Dock
  • Neyland Library


For those people who have difficulty walking from the car to the Customer Service Centre we will come out to you so you can sign for the badge.


In order for your Blue Badge to be issued you will need to bring with you the following:-

  • 1 up to date passport sized photograph (head and shoulders)
  • £2 fee
  • Customer reference number, which will be given to you when you apply.
  • Car registration number (if possible)
  • Proof of benefit if not issued on a doctors letter


The process will be explained when you complete the application over the telephone and any queries can be answered.


Contact Centre

County Hall