THE FORMER High Sheriff of Powys has presented awards to five people who have showcased the great and good of the county.

David Price handed out the High Sheriff Awards to Des Lally, Steffan Harri, Sarah Robson, Jon Williams and Ollie Harding - represented by his father Martyn - at a celebration tea in The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, on Sunday, April 7.

Des Lally, from Boughrood, ran up Pen Y Fan 365 times and has raised £60,000 for Help for Heroes and Cancer Research UK.

Steffan Harri, from Dolanog near Llanfair Caereinion, has performed in West End musicals, and recently played the lead as Shrek in the UK tour of the stage production.

Sarah Robson, from Ystradgynlais, also is successful in musical theatre including a touring production of Evita, and recently playing Nessarose in the West End production of Wicked.

Jon Williams, from Llandrindod Wells, works tirelessly arranging numerous community events and supporting organisations in his hometown.

Ollie Harding, from Builth Wells, has been an accomplished drummer since a young age, and now works with such bands as The Shires, performing in numerous festivals including Glastonbury and on TV’s Graham Norton Show, and The One Show.

"The awards recognise the many people across Powys, who through voluntary work, exceptional talent, or doing extraordinary things, contribute greatly to the life of this county," Cllr Price said.

"The High Sheriff Awards are a means to simply say well done, and hope that their work will be an inspiration for others to follow. Congratulations to all the recipients."