21 December 2022
Several Powys volunteers who have made a huge difference in their communities have had their efforts recognised by the county council.
Powys County Council hosted a Volunteering in Powys Reception at this year’s Winter Fair at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd.
As part of the reception, a community group and two individuals received Silver Kite awards from the Chair of Powys County Council, Cllr Gareth Ratcliffe, for their volunteer work in supporting others in their communities. The recipients that received Silver Kite awards were:
- Fuelled by Cake
- Steph Burton
- Jen Craven
Dignitaries and invited guests at the reception heard from the Leader of Powys County Council, Cllr James Gibson-Watt, who spoke about how volunteering is key to Powys communities and how the council has worked with its partner PAVO, the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations, to establish its Warm Spaces network as well as the Cost of Living Hub.
The reception also heard from guest speaker Clair Swales, Interim Chief Executive Officer at PAVO.
Leader Cllr James Gibson-Watt, said: “Volunteering plays a key role in our communities so I was delighted to jointly host this reception and pay tribute to all those volunteers that make a real difference to so many people in Powys.”
Chair Cllr Gareth Ratcliffe, said: “It was a pleasure to award these Silver Kite awards at the Volunteering in Powys reception. All of them were worthy recipients who have made a real impact in the communities they volunteer in. Congratulations to them all.”