Act Locally, Think Globally…
We address world issues such as climate change and pollution of the seas by taking action locally.
We also work to support the local community and economy as much as we can by providing employment, buying local produce, using local services, and protecting the local environment.
TYF staff regularly spend time on local community projects, either through an individual employee’s choice or as a group intervention. A couple of the activities we have recently supported are:
• Coasteering and personal development sessions for local youth groups
• Work with local schools, helping promote personal goal setting amongst pupils.
We’re based at St. David’s in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park – an area rich in wildlife and rare and protected species and habitats. Come out into the sea with us – and enjoy some of the cleanest and warmest coastal waters in Europe – you might well spot a few seals, perhaps a porpoise. Back on land the summer butterflies and wild flowers are inspiring.
“St. David’s is one of the most enchanting and evocative spots in Britain. This miniature city clusters around its cathedral at the very western point of Wales on a windswept, treeless peninsula of awesome ruggedness.” – The Rough Guide To Wales
With a rich spiritual, maritime and agricultural heritage, the local communities are diverse and welcoming. Welsh, one of the oldest languages in Europe, is still widely spoken. We aim to contribute positively to the community of St. Davids and the other communities with which we come into contact, and actively encourage our clients, suppliers and customers to do the same.
Many of our ‘People’ and ‘Planet’ actions have a strong focus on our Place, such as our support for the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group, the St. David’s Eco City project and a local climate change educational programme.
RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute)
Our close relationship with the ocean means that we have a deep respect for the RNLI, a charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The RNLI’s crews give up their time and comfort to carry out rescues in difficult and often dangerous conditions.
The charity relies on support in order to train and equip the volunteer lifesaving crews. Some employees have served on the local lifeboat crew and we work hard to raise funds for them. Visit www.rnli.org.uk for further information.