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Work on Mid Wales community centre gets thank you

Our role in helping to create a new community facility for people in Welshpool has been recognised at a reception for all those involved in making it happen.

The Ponthafren Association, which supports people affected by mental health issues, social exclusion or isolation, paid tribute to our MD Steven Owen and site manager John Friend at the event organised to thank the volunteers, donors and companies that contributed to the opening of the new building.

We helped with building repairs at the Association’s new premises, The Armoury in Welshpool, as part of our community benefits programme where we support organisations in the areas that we work for free.

Led by our site manager John, we donated the materials and labour for jobs that staff and volunteers have been unable to do themselves. This included converting a former bar ready for a new kitchen, clearing the yard and creating a new entrance suitable for people with disabilities. Some of our office team also carried out some essential painting and decorating tasks.


At the official event, John was presented with a certificate to thank Pave Aways for its contribution and with a book about cycling as a personal thank you for his efforts.

Steven said: “The Ponthafren Association does excellent work in the community and we were only too happy to be able to help them bring their new building up to standard so they can continue to deliver their services locally.

“I am delighted that John’s hard work was recognised. He’s a brilliant advocate for Pave Aways.”