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Port reaffirms partnership with Milford Youth Matters to deliver youth provision

THE PORT OF MILFORD HAVEN has renewed its partnership with Milford Youth Matters enabling the charity to offer Friday night youth provision throughout 2022.

This will be the fourth year that a formal agreement has been signed meaning they can continue to offer outreach services to 11-18 year olds and use office space at Cedar Court in Milford Haven.

During their four-year collaboration, the Port of Milford Haven and Milford Youth Matters have delivered popular events such as Under the Bridge and WAVE.  These outreach events have been successful in reducing in anti-social behaviour in Milford Haven, supporting young people to have a voice in their community and enabling access to a wide range of enriching activities. This year, Under the Bridge is back bigger and better than ever before with a total of 18 events planned between Easter and the end of the summer holidays thanks to funding from the National Lottery and the Port of Milford Haven.

Dayle Gibby, Milford Youth Matters Co-ordinator, commented “Once again we are extremely grateful for the continued support of the Port of Milford Haven. They are a key stakeholder in the town and their commitment, dedication and vision in supporting Milford Youth Matters and young people is an asset to the community. This continued support will enable us to provide new and exciting opportunities to young people, as well as building on our previous successful events in Milford Haven. As well as the financial contribution, we are extremely thankful for the in-kind support from everyone at the Port. We look forward to our partnership growing stronger and continuing to work together.”

Lauren Williams, Community Engagement Assistant for the Port of Milford Haven, added: “Our collaboration with Milford Youth Matters demonstrates our ongoing commitment to supporting future generations. The services and opportunities provided by Milford Youth Matters are an invaluable resource for the town’s young people and we strongly believe that this investment in our future will pay dividends for the town’s prosperity. I’m very much looking forward to working with Milford Youth Matters and the young people of Milford Haven over the coming months.”

Pictured on cover: Lauren Williams, Community Engagement Assistant at the Port (far right), with the team from Milford Youth Matters and some of the young people who will benefit from the partnership.