A range of individuals and voluntary groups have been nominated as ‘Community Saints’ in a local project which aims to recognise people’s contribution to the life of Pontypridd during the past two years of pandemic and other challenges. But there is still time to put forward more nominations.
The project was launched on All Saints Day by Rev. Dr Phil Wall. He said: ‘We are delighted that people have nominated individuals and groups who have followed St David’s advice and done ‘the little things’ – or sometimes big things – which really make a difference to the community.’
Among the groups already nominated are some which have focussed on improving the local environment. Others have worked with young people to help them meet the challenges of life in difficult times. There have also been nominations for individuals who have raised funds over the years to support people in need.
The project has won support from a range of organisations in the town and had a boost when the Prince of Wales asked his Charitable Fund to make a generous donation. Dr Wall said: ‘We were delighted to have the support of the Prince. It is a wonderful endorsement of this project.’
Nominations close on 31 December. Anyone can put forward the name of an individual or group they think deserves recognition. Nomination forms have been distributed to shops and businesses in Pontypridd – and are also available online.
Everyone who is nominated as a ‘Community Saint’ will receive a certificate and be invited to an event in the week of St David’s Day next year.