David Pryse Lloyd, Dyfed High Sheriff, popped in to meet Llawhaden YFC & Community Hall chairperson Pam James and secretary Hannah Voyle (who was on the committee that built the hall originally) last week to look at work needed to be done on the hall.

Says Pam: “We’re always raising money and doing repairs to the hall but it’s a big commitment for a small community. Walls, doors and guttering need sorting. We also need to install a disabled toilet area. It’s our 50th anniversary in October and it would be brilliant if the hall could be spruced up and given a new lease of life for our celebrations.”

“As village post offices, schools and pubs disappear from our rural villages, community halls become ever more important in giving a focal point for community life,” said David Pryse Lloyd. “That’s why South Hook LNG and Milford Haven Port Authority have given us generous support. Unfortunately, the Go M.A.D. kitty isn’t big enough to help all projects that have been short-listed. We badly need local businesses and people to give us help in kind, so places like Llawhaden community hall can get the support they deserve.”

The Go M.A.D. shopping list includes kitchens, guttering, paint and painting equipment. If you or your business have redundant display stock, end of line materials or just a heap of good will that could make difference to a youth centre, village hall or boxing club, contact the High Sheriff’s volunteers by picking up the phone and dialling 01834 891534 or emailing maureen@go-mad.org.uk.