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Allotment transformation wins Befriending and Mentoring Award.

Bill Daniels began volunteering with Mirus in May 2018 at their allotment in Brackla, Bridgend. He immediately took on the role of mentoring which resulted in some great relationships which developed over their love of the allotment. They set about transforming the allotment over the next few months, growing herbs, vegetables and flowers.


Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO) recognised and celebrated the great volunteering that is happening across the local area at their annual Voluneer Achievement Awards and Bill Daniels successfully won the Befriending and mentoring award.


Volunteers deliver services in the heart of our local communities. They make it easier for people to get the support they need and also improve other people’s wellbeing. They make a real difference to charities and ultimately to people’s lives and BAVO were delighted to be able to recognise their hard work and achievements.


As sponsors of the Befriending and Mentoring Award; our Chief Operating Officer, Paul Ryall-Friend said: “It’s always a privilege to support these awards. Bill is a great guy and even those he mentors call him a legend, a true legend. It’s clear that he truly puts his customers at the heart of what he does by mentoring them around their work commitment and when it is suitable to them. We want to support Bridgend to have thriving communities and think Bill is doing a great job in helping to do this.”


Volunteering can be exciting, challenging and rewarding. Groups rely on volunteers and you can make a BIG difference to your community!  Have a look at local opportunities at or drop by our Volunteer Centre in Queen Street in Bridgend town Centre. For further details call BAVO, T: 01656 810400.