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Ponthafren Association is raising money for Ponthafren Association Counselling Service

Tim Halford's Birthday Donations

Event dates: 1st November 2016 – 1st April 2017

Total raised so far


£2,045 of £3,000 target by 29 supporters

+£401.25 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story

I have received a number of calls asking what I would like as a birthday present. The answer is nothing. However grateful I would be for a birthday gift, at my great age I happily have everything I need. I am also getting into declutter mode, having accumulated huge quantities of 'stuff' over my life. The fact that you are joining me is present enough!

For those that still want to do something - and I would stress there really is no need - for seven years I was a Trustee and Chair of a small, local, independent, mental health charity, Ponthafren Association, which helps anyone who, for whatever reason - mental issues, bereavement, drugs, alcohol, etc. - feels isolated in the 'community'. If anyone still does want to give me a present, I would therefore be really happy if a contribution, however small, could be sent to Ponthafren - see details below. They do fantastic work - see their website -

Ponthafren is a Wellness Learning and Recovery Centre, providing courses and counselling, with a stunning garden on the edge of the River Severn (Hafren) in nearby Newtown - it also has branch in Welshpool - helping up to 500 people each week. Unusually it is a member run organisation with all its 1,000 members, who pay £2 a year, having a real say in what it does.

One major project of Ponthafren is to establish a fund to deliver professional counselling services to individual members. The people who will access this service would not be able to afford help elsewhere; private counselling being beyond the reach of the client group that Ponthafren supports. Without this service many members would suffer in silence. Volunteer counsellors also deliver sessions in the evenings, in order to ensure that an accessible service is provided to people who would otherwise be unable to access it during the day, because of work or family commitments. Any help would be really appreciated.

Thank you.

Thank you for checking out my page. Making a donation is fast, easy and secure thanks to Give as you Live Donate. They'll take your donation and pass it onto Ponthafren Association Counselling Service.

Ponthafren Association is fundraising for

Ponthafren Association Counselling Service

Recent donations

3 years ago

Dennis and Quinton

In honor of Tim's 70th


3 years ago

Geoff and Sarah Potter

Happy Birthday Tim. Many thanks again for a stellar evening!

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

3 years ago

Bob and Dawn

A very good cause


3 years ago


Gifts from Nigel and Sue and Cath

£80.00 + £20.00 Gift Aid

3 years ago

Nigel and Heather

Happy Birthday Tim and thanks for the most wonderful party!

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

3 years ago

Rob & Sarah Hughes

Happy Birthday Tim x

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

3 years ago

Mr Neil Fisher

Happy Birthday & here's to many more Neil, Mandy, Ben & Emma

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

3 years ago

Jeremy and Alison Evans

All best birthday wishes.


3 years ago

John & Jenny

Penblwydd Hapus Tim. Have a great day

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

3 years ago

Mark Solomons

Happy birthday and a great cause - love Sue and Solly

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

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