Winter Lights 2020 Volunteer

We are so very grateful to everyone who gave their time in a multitude of ways to make this event the rich and varied programme/ activities offered for Newtown Lights 2020

Please come back to these pages and fill in an online survey here after the event to tell us how it was for you, what you enjoyed and what you might like for other events and activities in the future.

Our grateful thanks to-


Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council

The National Lottery Community Fund

PAVO- Powys Association of Voluntary Associations

Comic Relief

Bettws Lifehouse

Production team

Project/Stage Manager Bridget Wallbank

Assistant Project/Stage Manager Tamsin Colucci


Geoff Beilby 

Matthew Hedges


Julie Jones

Gareth Woodhouse

Father Christmas 

Tony Rowley

Lantern Judges

Andy Ego Computers and Games

Councillor Joy Jones

Cheryl Jarman

Shops giving vouchers

Evans Cafe

Oriel Davies Gallery

Ego Games

RUSH costume shop


Cultivate Deli



J D Wetherspoon

Sian Rogers Bowen treatment

Newtown Song

Soundtrack by Newtown Silver Band

Welsh Ambulance Service

St John Ambulance Service 

Plas Cae Crwn

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service 

Dyfed Powys Police 

Evans cafe

Newtown A F C football club

West Bromwich Building Society

Oriel Davies Gallery

Newtown Male Voice Choir

New Dynamics Choir

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council

Affinity Care

The Moore Family

The Napper Family

Beyond Breakout


Hafren Community Choir

Zu Aerial Community Arts

Family Information Service 

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Ponthafren Newtown

Newtown Post Office

Lantern kit assembly volunteers

Stephanie Foster

Rita Davies

Abi McCullough

Pam Lyons

Cherrill Cann

Lisa Hamer

Rhian Selby

Sue Davies

Paula Roberts

Lorraine Sharp

Ceris Evans

Alison Birch

Megan Summers

Karina Kosko

Cheryl Jarman (huge thanks for organising 600 sets!!)

The Monty Club and Mai Jones

For storing and distributing our lantern kits

Graham Watts

For technical support with our music recordings

Rina Clarke

For her wonderful support getting people involved in Newtown Community Song

West Brom Staff

For generally being brilliant and offering us their window and voluntary support

PAVO volunteer support and advice

Mik Norman- Volunteer officer

Michiel Blees- County Development Office

Council support

Zak Howard – generally does everything! From technical support to site issues. He works his socks off.

Karen Barclay- Marketing support and Newtown song, she’s been out on the street drumming up enthusiasm and spreading the news. Thank you Karen!

Councillor David Selby Mayor of Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council -Advice and support. David has backed and supported us in making this happen.

CYH artists and workshop facilitators

Jo Munton- Vagabondi Puppets (Lantern maker/film maker)

Charlotte Woodford- Rhythms and choral Celf You Health/Lifebulb

Hazel Osborne Maddocks- Movement and dance Celf Your Health/Zu Aerial

Creative Stuff Newtown DJ project

Chris Jones

Meg Jones

Karen Binty Cadmen

Sorelle White

Eliot Hateley

Cafe Glitz

Newtown Volunteer Network Angels for flyer distribution

Thanks so very much for your amazing help

Also to Tammy Lee Reynolds, Freya Rowlands and James for support putting posters around the town.

Studio Mayfly

Graphic design for logo/flyers and poster design from Leanne Cordingley-Wright

Oriel Davies Gallery

Steffan Jones-Hughes

For working with us on the original ideas for the event and encouraging/supporting us to apply for the funding

Cheryl Griffiths and Rush!

For costumes and dressing the grotto!

Project Coordinators/Celf Your Health Directors

Charlotte Woodford and Hazel Osborne  

Performers and artists

Cheryl Griffiths and Rory Evans Storytelling at Rush

David Selby for the Mayor’s Speech

Jo Munton School’s Lantern Making video

Steve Edwards & the Silver Band

Nia Wyn Morris Christmas Blessing

Hazel Osborne (film edit) and  Charlotte Woodford (vocal arrangement) –

Newtown’s Community Song

Jan Fursier and Newtown Am Dram

Freya Rowlands NYP

Dylan Penri Singer

Mark Kemp Thriller

Cathy Beech’s students Angel Voice School

Tim Parkes & Paul Martin Alliance Theatre

Ed Williams & Julia Rees Maldwyn Dragons Gymnastics

Kaytlyn Shaw Singer

Geoff Beilby, Bridget Wallbank and Ffonic Folk Band

Russ Edwards Wildlife and scenery photographer and filmmaker

Sophie Cooke Singer

Hayley Lawson & Cosmic Cheer

Hazel Osborne & ZU Aerial

Ruth Calvert NPTC Performing Arts

Tommy Mills Singer/Songwriter

Chris Jones, Karen Cadman & Sorelle White Creative Stuff Newtown-

DJs Project

Shelley Simmonds Performing Arts

Sarah Astley Davies Newtown Male Voice Choir

Liz Bushell Twinning Association

Gemma Owen Aberhafesp Young Farmers

Charlotte Woodford Hafren Community Choir

Culture Colony

Joe Strawford – Lasers

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