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West Wales Car Club exists to unite people who have a common interest in Cars and Motor Sports. The club is run entirely by volunteers, who have worked tirelessly to establish their club and contribute to the valuable work that has been undertaken in Pembrokeshire. The group has a strong Road Safety ethos and works closely with the Pembrokeshire County Council Road Safety Unit, the Dyfed Powys Police force and Pembrokeshire Road Training as well as other relevant groups and organisations that contribute to increasing Road Safety Awareness.

Membership is FREE and open to everybody. The club meets on the second Sunday of each month, details of which are publicised on our Website, Forum and Facebook group.

The club turned one year old on the 13th December 2009 and celebrated by providing a fun and interactive Road Safety Awareness Raising event in our county for local disadvantaged youths as well as club members. Over 60 attendees tried their hand at driving a 40 Tonne lorry, took to the skid pan, refreshed their knowledge in a Hazard Perception competition and had some fun go-karting. The day was free for young people and members to attend thanks to the generosity of West Wales Car Club, who secured funding from a number of sources to enable the event to go ahead.

   
 

In 2008 - 2009 members voted to support the Wales Air Ambulance and their fundraising efforts have raised over 100 for the charity so far. In addition the club volunteered it's resources to assist the organisers of the Pembrokeshire County Run in holding the counties largest ever Car Run with 500+ cars joining in, working together to raise a further 1000 for charity. Volunteers from the club took charge at County Hall and marshalled the vehicles that assembled at the overflow point.

Working in partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council's Road Safety Unit, the club encourages young and inexperienced drivers to improve their abilities by completing "Pass Plus Cymru" at a subsidised rate of just 20. This course benefits new drivers by giving them practical hints and tips to become a more conscientious driver by focussing on elements that are not always covered during their initial driving test, such as Motorway and City Driving as well as Night Time driving and improved Hazard Perception Techniques.

West Wales Car Club is committed to giving something back to the community and this year, members have raised funds to purchase Digital Printing equipment, enabling it's volunteers to produce custom printed promotional items, such as Mugs and T-Shirts to local businesses and Community Groups at affordable prices.

Profits are re-invested into the club to enable it to become financially sustainable and contribute to the resources that are necessary for members to continue their work in the community. In July 2009 volunteers held a workshop in the Pembroke Dock Youth Centre where they worked with local youths to design and print a number of keepsakes.

The club would like to thank every one of it's members as well as all of the business and organisations that have supported West Wales Car Club and helped them to establish themselves as being the largest club of it's type in Pembrokeshire. Specific thanks to: Llanion Communities First, Pembroke Dock Town Council, Milford Haven Port Authority, Chevron, Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services, Pembroke Dock Chamber of Trade, Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport, Tesco, The Co-operative Group, Asda, Dyfed Powys Police, Pembrokeshire Community Safety Partnership, GLK Photography and Pembrokeshire Road Safety Unit.

To find out more about the club and our plans for 2010 then please visit our website:

www.westwalescarclub.co.uk or to contribute to our discussion forums then please register at www.westwales.co.cc. If you have any suggestions then you can send an e-mail via the website.

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