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Tim Halford Birthday Donation

Tim Halford, a former Ponthafren Chairperson, decided for his 70th Birthday that he would request donations for Ponthafren Association towards their counselling service.

Tim’s Birthday Fund has raised a massive total of £2,362.50.

Grant for Ponthafren

We have been extremely lucky to receive grant funding from the Morrisons Foundation towards our Volunteer for Well-being Project.

We also received donations from EOM, Mirrens, Rory Evans and Llanidloes Rotary Club together with those from organisations, groups, the public and our members. People also undertake sponsored events, others make items for sale and many pay extra for various products purchased here. Donations such as these help us carry out the vital support that we are able to offer people of the local community, who experience mental health issues,
or are socially isolated or just need some support in certain times of their lives.

We are very grateful that we have been chosen for these kind donations.

Excellence Awards

Ponthafren Association and North Powys Adult Mental Health Team have won the 'Seamlessly Working Together' Award of Powys Teaching Health Board's Staff Excellence Awards 2017.

We at Ponthafren are very proud of our record of working closely with our partner organisations. We have worked closely with North Powys Adult Mental Health Team for many years and hope the relationship continues for a long time to come.

Jan Rogers poses with her MBE

Jan Rogers receives her MBE

One of Ponthafren Association's long serving volunteers and Trustees has received her, well deserved, MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Jan Rogers has been instrumental in helping Ponthafren provide our services. Not only has she worked selflessly as a volunteer, but she is also a Trustee at Ponthafren. She has fundraised for us in so many ways and in doing so has raised the profile of mental health issues countrywide. We are all so proud of Jan.

“I’m truly honoured but I feel, even though I’m the one stepping forward for it, I have so many people to thank who have been by my side for so long. My husband, Mike Rogers, who is my mountain and each and every one of our children and their families. The MBE, in a way, proves that professionals are listening, albeit at a slow pace, but especially in mental health, we are moving forward".

Jan Rogers MBE

National Garden Scheme

Many of you may know that our garden has been open to members of the public via the National Garden Scheme in the last few months. In this way our garden is promoted and any donations made help to support many other charities.

There is an excellent review from one of the many visitors to the garden in the below link:
https://greenbenchramblings.com/2016/08/30/ponthafren-an-amazing-community-garden/

We're very proud of our Garden at the Newtown Centre and the team of volunteers that keep it looking amazing are doing a fantastic job even as we enter winter. We hope that everyone that came to view the gardens wants to come again.

Remember, we have an open door policy and our garden is open to all that want to appreciate it.

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