Award nomination for Roots to Recovery group

Posted On : 22/03/2024

A local wellbeing group that focusses on the healing power of nature has been nominated for an award in this year’s Pembroke Town Council Civil Awards.

The Awards take place annually and aim to recognise individuals/organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the community or brought honour to the town of Pembroke.

Roots to Recovery, which is delivered in partnership by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Mind Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, is a people-led project, focussed on the restorative powers of Pembrokeshire’s great outdoors and especially its National Park.

A programme of activities is available from hubs at the Mind Pembrokeshire Resource Centre in Haverfordwest and Pembroke Town Hall. All activities are designed to be accessible, fun and sometimes relaxing, with the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new friends. The project also includes mentors who support other participants and activities taking place from the hubs.

Typical activities include walks (to suit a range of abilities), outdoor-themed arts and crafts, involvement in local projects such as community gardens, volunteering in and around the National Park and opportunities to enjoy the area’s stunning landscapes.

Four members of Roots to Recovery carrying a large discarded rope across a beach.

Roots to Recovery Officer Maisie Sherratt said:

“I know that I speak for all staff on the project when I say that we couldn’t be prouder of the participants and mentors here at Roots to Recovery. The effort and commitment that every single person puts into the project is astonishing. To work alongside people that want to make such an incredible impact is a privilege.”

The Awards Panel will consider all nominations and the awards will be presented at a reception at Pembroke Town Hall on Tuesday 23 April.

Further information about taking part in the Roots to Recovery project or volunteering for can be found at, or by visiting the Roots to Recovery Facebook page at

Roots to Recovery is supported through the National Lottery Community Fund until September 2024.

Three members of the Roots to Recovery group filling planters with soil.