TRIBUTES have been paid to a tireless town volunteer always willing to go ‘above and beyond’.

Mike Rogers, of Sarn, Newtown, has died aged 71, leaving behind his wife and large family.

He was a maintenance volunteer for more than a decade with mental health charity the Ponthafren Association which has centres in Newtown and Welshpool.

The association’s service delivery manager Julia Gorman told the County Times that Mr Rogers had completed more than 3,000 hours of volunteering during that time and was one of the charity’s longest serving volunteers.

Mr Rogers leaves behind his wife, Jan Rogers MBE, also a volunteer and member representative on the Board of Trustees at Ponthafren, and their family.

Paying tribute, Ms Gorman said: “We are very sad to announce that one of Ponthafren Association’s long serving volunteers, Mike Rogers, has passed away.

“Mike has been instrumental in the maintenance of Ponthafren’s centres for over a decade and will be missed by us all.

“We will remember Mike for his ready wit, his willingness to go above and beyond as well as his ability to turn his hand to almost any task.

“Everyone at Ponthafren is saddened by this news and we would like to offer our condolences to his wife Jan Rogers and his family.

Scored of tributes have also been left to Mr Rogers on the Ponthafren Association’s Facebook page.