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The Ponthafren garden has been decorated with Giant Poppies in time for Remembrance Sunday (13th November 2016).

There have been so many wars in British history and not a single year has passed since the Second World War when a British Serviceman hasn't been killed in action.

Not only do the men and women who serve in the armed forces risk their lives, those of them that do survive often come back from war with unseen mental scars that may never heal. We remember them too. Those who suffered in silence. Those who’s suffering was not noticed, we will remember.

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon; 
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot; 
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; 
Though lovers be lost love shall not; 
And death shall have no dominion.

Dylan Thomas

We'd like to thank Jan Rogers for her fitting tribute. We hope that they will make people stop and think for a moment and remember what they represent.

Evenings with Barbara

Ponthafren’s Out of Hours Centre Facilitator Barbara Perkins, who also works at Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) as the Community Voice Officer for the One Powys – Connecting Voices project has an extremely interesting blog post on the Powys Mental Health Blog.

In it she talks about some of the challenges and experiences she has from her roles at PAVO and Ponthafren Association.

If you would like to read more about Barbara’s role, please click the link below:
http://powysmentalhealth.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/ponthafren-out-of-hours-full-of-ideas.html

Rotary Club Donation

Ponthafren Association is extremely pleased to receive a £500 donation from Newtown Rotary Club.  

Pictured below are staff, trustees and members receiving the cheque.

AGM 2016

Ponthafren's Annual General Meeting and Buffet Lunch will take place on Thursday 15th September 2016 at Ponthafren’s Wellness & Recovery Learning Centre, Longbridge Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2DY

Agenda for the day:

11.30am - 12.15pm -
The One-to-One Recovery Project Team Presentation & Question and Answer session
1:00pm - Buffet Lunch
2:00pm - Anuual General Meeting

All welcome, Please call to book your place

Singing for Ponthafren

Angel Voice School's Summer Concert will raise money for both the Angel Voice School and Ponthafren Association.

The Angel Voice School have been offering Ponthafren members singing lessons for quite some time and now they're raising money on our behalf too.

The Summe Concert will take place on Saturday 30th July 2016, 7pm at Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Oswestry.

Tickets cost only £5 per person & Children under 8 are FREE.

Book your ticket today!

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