Twinning group receives £1,000 thanks to Deryn


Deryn Gambles presenting a £1,000 cheque to Jeff Thomas, the Chairman of Llandrindod Wells and Area Twinning Association

Llandrindod Twinning Association has recently held a fundraising sale at Pritchards Saleroom in Llandrindod Wells in order to raise money to host visitors from the twin towns of Contrexeville, France and Bad Rappenau, Germany.


There was great support for the sale from people in Llandrindod and surrounding area who gave an excellent selection of items that raised over £1,000 towards the Associations funds. Jeff Thomas, Chairman of the Twinning Association, was pleased to accept a cheque from Deryn Gambles who had been responsible for all the hard work organising and running the sale. Jeff thanked everyone who had given so generously and particularly Deryn who had donated so much of her time to make the event such a success.


He pointed out that the Association’s activities are funded almost exclusively from local voluntary contributions. He said “we rely on the efforts of our fundraising working group in order to meet the cost of receiving visiting groups. Many local families volunteer to provide accommodation, but additional funds are needed to pay for visits and social gatherings which we arrange whilst our visitors are here”.


This year the Association will be hosting a large number of visitors from France and Germany. At the end of May a delegation from Bad Rappenau will be visiting the High School to explore ways to more fully involve the young people in cultural exchanges with Germany. In July delegates from both Contrexeville and Bad Rappenau will meet to debate new initiatives and explore ways to expand opportunities for more people from our communities to benefit from cultural exchange visits.


Jeff said that any one interested in taking part in Twinning activities should contact the Twinning Association Secretary on 01597 823806 or visit the Associations website where information for people wishing to organise group visits to France or Germany can be found.