After the challenges of 2020 what could be better than a bit of exercise and a new challenge to positively bounce into 2021.

Ponthafren invites you to join the 1000 miles and beyond challenge (walk or run), as a team of staff, volunteers, supporters and members we will join forces to collectively meet the first distance of a 1000 miles in 2021 and see where we can end up by December 2021.

We will:

    Record our miles weekly and add them to our total
    Walk safely and locally
    Raise money for Ponthafren

All of this in the spirit of the 5 ways to wellbeing, we’ll connect with each other and be active in our walks, take notice of our surroundings and the people we are with as we potter along, learn about the places we pass (virtually) and give our time and effort to create funds.

Our virtual walk will start off at St Trinity Church Llanidloes where our group met once a week before the COVID pandemic, onto Ponthafren in Newtown, then the Armoury in Welshpool, from there we will head down to Dover and across to Calais, so get ready with your virtual passport! The approximate 500 miles first milestone will be Luxembourg! But why stop there? We keep going and see where end up.

To join our exciting jaunt and log your miles please email admin@ponthafren.org.uk or call 01686 621586 and we will make sure you have a log sheet.

If you don't want to take part in the miles but would like to sponsor us that would be fabulous, every penny raised makes a big difference.

Remember " A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step" Lau Tzo


£300.00 raised by 9 supporters

£244.00 donated and £56.00 in GiftAid


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Ponthafren Association from Ponthafren Association

Ponthafren is a registered charity, offering services to people who experience mental health issues, those who may be socially isolated or excluded, or those who may just wish to make new friends or gain new skills.

“To provide a caring community, offering support to those in need and to promote positive mental health and well-being for all.”

Ponthafren's services include:

  • Counselling Service
  • One-to-one Recovery Project
  • Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Out Of Hours Support Line - 07508 709 338
  • Life Skills Courses

...as well as offering numerous groups, classes and training!


For further information visit the twitter feed.

  • Wed, September 22 2021, 11:23 AM : We are getting very excited here at Ponthafren. Our first ever London Marathon is just around the corner! Click the link to find out how long to go. If you would like to make a donation go to: https://t.co/6StBB1DmA9 https://t.co/5Y0HM7KE14
  • Tue, September 21 2021, 2:27 PM : Countdown Timer - Countdown to 3 Oct 2021 09:30 in London, England https://t.co/DFgZzhsiRM via @twitterapi
  • Tue, September 21 2021, 12:24 PM : 5K FUN RUN. Run or walk it, just have fun! Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021, 6.30pm. Starting from Dolerw Park Bridge. £5 entry fee If you'd like to enter, please book using https://t.co/wFlNhaovjw https://t.co/NWefdghQdB
  • Thu, September 16 2021, 1:31 PM : 5K FUN RUN. Run or walk it, just have fun! Date: Wednesday 29th September 2021, 6.30pm. Starting from Dolerw Park Bridge. £5 entry fee This run will raise money for Sue Carroll’s marathon fundraising https://t.co/B3s22kHQO8