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


£262.50 raised by 9 supporters

£214.00 donated and £48.50 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.

  • Sun, June 20 2021, 10:05 AM : This Fathers Day lets get men talking about mental health! #MensMentalHealth #MensMentalHealthWeek https://t.co/NPNxpT7wci
  • Fri, June 18 2021, 1:33 PM : Can you Correctly predict the National Lottery (UK) bonus ball and win? Just make a donation using https://t.co/qLusrh4BLe quoting ‘#marathon’ followed by the number you would like in the comment section. https://t.co/KLyA29enqL
  • Tue, June 15 2021, 10:20 AM : Don't forget, Ponthafren offers Blended online CBT with SilverCloud! Tackle Mental Health Head on with Ponthafren! Call 01686 621586 or email admin@ponthafren.org.uk for more information. https://t.co/MifL5tlU9E
  • Tue, June 15 2021, 10:20 AM : We're all looking forward to better days ahead and Ponthafren has lots of groups and activities to help us move forward. Book your place today to avoid disappointment on 01686 621586 or email admin@ponthafren .org.uk https://t.co/rN7jQjmJeu