#TorfaenSaysThanks Thank you to all our sponsors

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Thank you to all our sponsors of the Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021.

As one of Wales’ top performing colleges, Coleg Gwent is an inclusive and diverse FE college with 5 campuses in Usk, Ebbw Vale, Crosskeys, Newport and Cwmbran. Offering full-time, part-time, higher-education, e-learning and apprenticeship qualifications, their courses cater for all levels.

Thousands join Coleg Gwent each year and enjoy high-quality teaching, extensive support, extra-curricular activities and excellent outcomes. Expert tutors and industry-standard facilities mean learners develop the skills required for their chosen career path. This combined with strong industry links and employer partnerships helps Coleg Gwent develop the curriculum of the future and address skill shortages. Learn more at www.coleggwent.ac.uk.

We were established as a not-for-profit, a charity based and operate in Pontypool, Wales 2019 and offer a range of services that include a state-of-the-art gym facility along with access to quality PTs and rehabilitation professionals. Adding to this will be the downstairs area in the facility hosts an education room/functional fitness room, café area and other social business events. We also include mental health drop-in facilities and support will aim to train all our volunteers and PTs in Mental Health First Aid.

Based in Pontypool, Freight Logistics Solutions is a digital freight forwarding company that provides transport solutions and EU customs for over 500 customers across the UK. with access to over 50,000 vehicles across the UK & Europe, FLS deliver operational excellence 24/7.

FLS specialise in offering commercial transport logistics and supply chain management through our unique expertise in the movement and alliance of freight across the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

We created this business through sector need and our passion for quality solutions that are technology-driven, personality backed and take care of our customers’ needs, improve quality, and reduce costs.

Voyage of Hope Therapy Services is a children’s counselling provider based in Gwent. We are currently active in various organisations and schools in Torfaen and beyond. This includes providing one-to-one and group Play Therapy sessions for children, young people and families. We also support carers and professionals with Supervision and Reflective Practice, First Aid for Mental Health courses and bespoke training. We pride ourselves in the safe spaces we provide for children to heal, build stronger positive relationships, and express themselves. Our Play Therapists are registered with the British Association of Play Therapists, DBS checked, and qualified to Masters Level.

Pontypool Community Council plans and works closely with communities and organisations who live and work here. 21 elected councillors and Council staff work hard to provide services and representation so that quality of life for local people is improved, now and for future generations. The Council provides services including events (Party in the Park, Christmas Cavalcade, art, poetry, photo and other competitions), youth services, notice boards, benches, litter/doggy bins and flowers, public toilets and CCTV. The Council promotes Pontypool and provides environmental and other grants for groups, sports teams and others. It is delighted to sponsor these Community Volunteer Awards.

Orbits IT are a provider of IT Support and services to organisations throughout South Wales, the Midlands and South West. Built on honesty, reliability, and technical expertise, Orbits IT puts the focus back on customer service and trust in the IT sector. Working with more than 250 SMEs, charities and public sector organisations since 2010 , Orbits IT are proactive, respond quickly, and advise freely and honestly. Always on-hand to provide strategies and solutions to improve productivity and to support expansion. Find out more at www.orbitsit.co.uk or call us on 02920 003 313

The 100 Voices are a group of Melin residents who volunteer their time to improve the services that residents receive. They do this via email, telephone or face to face.

They help shape the services that residents receive by providing feedback and collaborating with staff from all departments to scrutinise services.

Within the Voices is a Communities Group who work with Melin’s Communities Team to support Melin residents through grant funding and community activities and also with community groups and agencies for the benefit of residents.

The strapline for the 100 Voices is “Be part of the Conversation.”

The Communities for Work Plus project provides effective and friendly employability support to the residents of Torfaen.

Many of the people we help across Torfaen benefit from a bespoke package of support that includes:

Training & employment opportunities (including self-employment advice)

Funding for training, clothing, travel, equipment & childcare

1:1 specialist mentoring & intensive support to discuss and help remove barriers to employment

If you or anyone you know could benefit from our support, please get in touch. Email us directly on cfwplus@torfaen.gov.uk

For more information please go to our Facebook page: @cfwplustorfaen

We look forward to celebrating all the amazing work that’s been happening in Torfaen in the past year with the awards that happen on October 2nd at Pontypool Active Living Centre.

In the meantime, we’ll keep you posted with all the latest information across our socials using the hashtag #TorfaenSaysThanks.

Torfaen Community and Volunteer Awards 2021 – Celebrating the outstanding achievements of the last year
11Oct

Torfaen Community and Volunteer Awards 2021 – Celebrating the outstanding achievements of the last year

More than 170 people came together on Saturday 2nd October to celebrate the first ever Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards at Pontypool Active Living Centre.

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @TravisPerkinsCo #AdultVolunteer
01Oct

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @TravisPerkinsCo #AdultVolunteer

Thank you to our sponsors of the Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021. Each day we’ll focus on a category and the organisation that’s supporting it. Adult Volunteer of the Year is sponsored by Travis Perkins. Travis Perkins is one of the largest suppliers of building materials to the UK’s building and construction industry and… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @TravisPerkinsCo #AdultVolunteer

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @BronAfon #HeartOfTheCommunity
01Oct

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @BronAfon #HeartOfTheCommunity

Thank you to our sponsors of the Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021. Each day we’ll focus on a category and the organisation that’s supporting it. The Heart of the Community is sponsored by Bron Afon Housing. Bron Afon is a not for profit social enterprise, registered social landlord and community mutual organisation. We manage… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @BronAfon #HeartOfTheCommunity

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council #HealthVolunteer
30Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council #HealthVolunteer

Thank you to our sponsors of the Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021. Each day we’ll focus on a category and the organisation that’s supporting it. Health Volunteer of the Year is sponsored by Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council. Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council is very proud of the way in which local groups &… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council #HealthVolunteer

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @MelinHomes #EnvironmentalVolunteer
30Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @MelinHomes #EnvironmentalVolunteer

Thank you to our sponsors of the Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021. Each day we’ll focus on a category and the organisation that’s supporting it. Environmental Volunteer Award is sponsored by Melin Homes. Created in 2007, Melin Homes is a not-for-profit social landlord serving communities in Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Monmouthshire and Powys. We… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @MelinHomes #EnvironmentalVolunteer

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @Mamhilad_Park #BusinessOfTheYear
29Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @Mamhilad_Park #BusinessOfTheYear

Thank you to our sponsors of the Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021. Each day we’ll focus on a category and the organisation that’s supporting it. Business of the Year is sponsored by Mamilad Park Estate. Looking for office space? Mamhilad Park Estate is a thriving business park in a fantastic location on the border… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @Mamhilad_Park #BusinessOfTheYear

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @CVP1987 #COVID19ResponseHero
29Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @CVP1987 #COVID19ResponseHero

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. COVID-19 Response Hero is sponsored by Capital Valley Plastics & Recycling. We are one of the leading manufacturers of recycled Damp Proof membranes and Courses which is used to prevent moisture from… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @CVP1987 #COVID19ResponseHero

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @GwentPCC #PersonalJourney
28Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @GwentPCC #PersonalJourney

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Personal Journey is sponsored by The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Gwent. The Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for representing the people of Gwent and making sure the… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @GwentPCC #PersonalJourney

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @uddrservices #YoungVolunteer
28Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @uddrservices #YoungVolunteer

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Young Volunteer of the Year is sponsored by Uddr. The uddr app was born to support the small and medium sized businesses at the very heart of our local communities. That’s why… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @uddrservices #YoungVolunteer

#TorfaenSaysThanks Thank you to all our sponsors
28Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Thank you to all our sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors of the Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021. As one of Wales’ top performing colleges, Coleg Gwent is an inclusive and diverse FE college with 5 campuses in Usk, Ebbw Vale, Crosskeys, Newport and Cwmbran. Offering full-time, part-time, higher-education, e-learning and apprenticeship qualifications, their courses cater for all levels.… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Thank you to all our sponsors

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @prosteeleng #Trustee
27Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @prosteeleng #Trustee

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Trustee of the Year is sponsored by Prosteel Engineering. Pro Steel Engineering is a Pontypool-based steel specialist company operating across the UK and internationally. The company is renowned for safely delivering high-profile… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @prosteeleng #Trustee

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @TorfaenLeisureT #SportsVolunteer
27Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @TorfaenLeisureT #SportsVolunteer

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Sports Volunteer Award is sponsored by Torfaen Leisure Trust. We are proud to host a diverse range of activities within our venues which include health, fitness and many other sports. In addition… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Sponsor Spotlight @TorfaenLeisureT #SportsVolunteer

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @uddrservices #YoungVolunteer
26Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @uddrservices #YoungVolunteer

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Young Volunteer Of The Year is sponsored by Uddr. This award is for someone under the age of 26 for their contribution and impact in Torfaen. It recognises the work of someone… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @uddrservices #YoungVolunteer

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @BronAfon #HeartOfTheCommunity
25Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @BronAfon #HeartOfTheCommunity

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. The Heart of the Community Award is sponsored by Bron Afon Housing. This recognises a group of volunteers, for their contribution and impact in the community. And the finalists in the category… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @BronAfon #HeartOfTheCommunity

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @TravisPerkinsCo #AdultVolunteer
24Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @TravisPerkinsCo #AdultVolunteer

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Adult Volunteer Of The Year is sponsored by Travis Perkins. This award is for an individual over the age of 26 for their contribution and impact in Torfaen. The volunteer of the… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @TravisPerkinsCo #AdultVolunteer

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council #HealthVolunteer
23Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council #HealthVolunteer

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Health Volunteer of the Year is sponsored by Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council. This acknowledges an individual or group of volunteers, for their contribution to health and wellbeing in Torfaen. And the… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council #HealthVolunteer

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @MelinHomes #EnvironmentalVolunteer
22Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @MelinHomes #EnvironmentalVolunteer

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Environmental Volunteer of the Year is sponsored by Melin Homes. This celebrates an individual or group that has contributed to improving the environment. And the finalists in the category of Environmental Volunteer… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @MelinHomes #EnvironmentalVolunteer

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @Mamhilad_Park #BusinessOfTheYear
21Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @Mamhilad_Park #BusinessOfTheYear

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Business of the Year is sponsored by Mamhilad Park Estate. To recognise those businesses that go above and beyond And the finalists in the category of Business of the Year are. Team… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @Mamhilad_Park #BusinessOfTheYear

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @CVP1987 #COVID19ResponseHero
20Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @CVP1987 #COVID19ResponseHero

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. COVID19 Response Hero Award is sponsored by Capital Valley Plastics & Recycling. This award is a testament to an individual volunteer for their outstanding service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Finalist Announcement @CVP1987 #COVID19ResponseHero

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalists Announcement @GwentPCC #PersonalJourney
19Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalists Announcement @GwentPCC #PersonalJourney

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Personal Journey Award is sponsored by The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Gwent. This award recognises an individual who has overcome barriers and developed themselves personally, through their volunteering… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Finalists Announcement @GwentPCC #PersonalJourney

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalists Announcement @prosteeleng #Trustee
18Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalists Announcement @prosteeleng #Trustee

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Trustee of the Year is sponsored by Prosteel Engineering. This award is all about the commitment, hard work and the dedication of a trustee or committee member. And the finalists in the… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Finalists Announcement @prosteeleng #Trustee

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalists Announcement @TorfaenLeisureT #SportsVolunteer
17Sep

#TorfaenSaysThanks Finalists Announcement @TorfaenLeisureT #SportsVolunteer

The Torfaen Community & Volunteer Awards 2021 are happening on October 2nd, and it’s time now to reveal the finalists in each category. Sports Volunteer of the Year is sponsored by Torfaen Leisure Trust. This award aims to recognise an individual who has made a significant contribution within their respective sport, either on or off… Continue reading #TorfaenSaysThanks Finalists Announcement @TorfaenLeisureT #SportsVolunteer

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