Karen Thomas, Community Champion at our Tonypandy store, presented Asda Hidden Hero awards to two women who’ve worked tirelessly to get a local community centre reopened after it was closed because of budget cuts.
Karen volunteers at Canolfan Pentre every week – and she arranged for the Asda Foundation to pay for their first Christmas decorations and a party that brought together local people young and old.
The centre in the Rhondda Valley was closed three years ago along with the village primary school and library. But Elizabeth Williams and Lynne Holley managed to reopen it in February after a campaign to attract funding, including a grant from the Asda Foundation. It’s now well used, with events for the over 50s, mothers and toddlers and local youths taking place throughout the week.Read more