Two Monmouthshire community groups are celebrating after Welsh based companies, Affresol and AP Waters, provided two secure storage sheds and concrete bases to the communities of the Bryn Village Hall and Abergavenny Community Centre. The sheds were donated under Monmouthshire Housing Associations Community Benefit Scheme, which delivers valuable resources to local communities.
Both venues host a number of local events, bringing people together and allowing the community to socialise. The venues play host to activities such as; keep fit classes, knitting club, cards nights, pool events, Summer BBQs, Bingo, Quiz Nights and Murder Mystery Weekends.
Space has often been an issue, with the Bryn Village Hall seeing 50-60 people attend their weekend events. Thanks to the donation by Affresol and AP Waters, the new sheds will now be able to store bulky equipment, which would otherwise have cluttered up the village hall.
Because of the MHA community benefit scheme, both the Abergavenny Community Centre and Bryn Village Hall can now offer more opportunities for their communities to come together.
The extra space provided by the sheds was welcomed by Bryn Village Hall Chairman Ken Gunter, who said:
“We were getting drastically short of storage space, so our new shed is a real godsend. It’s a real boost for our community.
Ken Gunter added: “we are now able to make better use of the space here and get more people in and hopefully run some new activities.”
“We are very grateful to MHA, Affresol and AP Waters for their generous donation.”
Affresol Marketing Manager Tim Cowell, said: “We work closely with Monmouthshire Housing Association and are pleased to donate the sheds as part of their Community Benefit Scheme”.
“We are committed to supporting the communities that we serve and are delighted to be involved in these projects.”