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We are so proud to announce that Rekindle’s Small Steps project has received an award from Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn town council in recognition for our work with both clients and the community at large during lockdown.

As many of you will already know, our project was one of a very few to remain open during the pandemic and to offer covid-safe face to face appointments to the young people of our community who were experiencing mental health issues during that most difficult of times.

It was such an honour for us to be included in this event alongside other august organisations and individuals who all provided vital support during the pandemic.

On the night itself Rekindle’s Small Steps was glamorously represented by Bronwyn Howarth (Volunteer) and Diane Williams (Project Manager) shown here accepting the award from Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Council on behalf of the project.

Well done and thank you to all of our hardworking and dedicated project staff and volunteers for going the extra mile and reaching out to everyone who needed help and support during the pandemic. But most of all thank you for just being the kind, caring people you are.


Rekindle’s Small steps are very pleased to confirm that a grant from the Postcode Lottery awarded sometime ago has, in exceptional circumstances, been used to fund the post of part-time Administrator at our Newtown base. The role has been created to help support the hard working and dedicated staff and volunteers at Small Steps and will not only strengthen our team but will help to provide a solid base from which we can expand our service. Our thanks to everyone at the Postcode Lottery who made this grant possible.


Rekindle would like to wish our senior volunteer  Sarah Napper

“A very Happy Birthday”










Rekindle gets welcome funding boost

Ian Williams on behalf of the Cedewain Lodge of Freemasons, Newtown presenting a cheque for £1,750.00 to Kemal Keeble, Recovery Practitioner of Rekindle’s Small Steps Project.

Rekindle would like to thank Mr Williams and the Freemasons for their very generous donation, especially in a year when fund raising has been challenging.  This donation will enable Rekindle to continue its vital work.

Pictured above with cheque Rekindle Trustee; Jenny Thomas



‘Surviving a pandemic: a guide to your mental health’

This booklet has been created by young people for young people. full of tips, ideas and advice on how to maintain good mental health and survive during a global pandemic. If you’d like a copy give us a call on 01686 722 222 or pop in.

Small Steps Volunteers attending lessons /studies through the medium of video Conferencing. Remote Learning during the Pandemic.


Sarah Napper visiting Glyndwr University for a tour of the University. University visit unusual as carried out whilst Country reacting to Covid 19. The University was quiet with students all isolating and not attending the University site.




Rekindle’s Small Steps Project would like to give a huge recognition to MFCC for their kind donation of gifts to the young people of our project this Christmas. The young people have greatly appreciated the kind donation.
We would also like to give thanks to Michelle Maskell of B & M Bargains in Welshpool for organising and making the kind donation of 2 trolley loads of presents for our young children this Christmas. We would like say thankyou to all the kind customers of B & M Bargains who selflessly brought and donated gifts which will make many young children in the Newtown and Welshpool area very happy this Christmas. 🥰