Dozens of Llanidloes key workers have been rewarded a ‘certificate of gratitude’ by members of the Llanidloes Branch of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section.

The RBLWS say they have been “overwhelmed by the enthusiasm, energy and perseverance” of local businesses and emergency services on the frontline who have cared and supported the community during the unprecedented period.

To show their gratitude, certificates have been rewarded to at least 20 recipients who have made a difference to Llanidloes residents during the lockdown.

Angela Morgan, RBLWS chair, said: “Llanidloes has always been an exceptional town and this has been an outstanding contribution to the welfare of those unable to access normal services.

“So many of our citizens have put caring for the vulnerable before themselves – and these personal letters to the businesses and their staff that have delivered goods and supplies from day one of lockdown and the incredible way that the many service personnel and local residential homes staff have been working under immense pressure are just a very small way of expressing our thanks and gratitude for all that has been achieved by so many during the pandemic.”

The recipients are as follows: St John Ambulance, William Price, Dylan’s Pharmacy, Wynnstay’s, Darren Tonks, Garfield Evans, Ben Hales, Robert Siop Oen, Twinks Butchers, Llanidloes Fire Station, Llanidloes Hospital, Arwystli Medical Practice, Llanidloes High School, Llanidloes Primary School, PCQ, Welsh Computers, Maesywennol Residential Care Home, Bodlondeb and Llanidloes Ambulance Station.