Kirsty supports launch of Mid Powys Mind’s suicide prevention pledge card

A new suicide prevention pledge card, developed by Mid Powys Mind, has been launched in the National Assembly for Wales. The pledge card is designed to reassure men that an open approach to talking about suicide is the best way to help prevent it.

The event was attended by Kirsty Williams AM who is helping to raise awareness of the initiative’s key messages.

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Kirsty Williams attends opening of Powys’ Heart of Wales walking trail

The Powys section of the Heart of Wales walking trail has been officially launched in Llandrindod Wells.

Kirsty joined a number of guests in a ceremony to mark the opening, which sees the completion of the 141-mile trail that runs from Shropshire to Carmarthenshire. The route loosely follows the Heart of Wales railway line.

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Kirsty backs WWF Cymru’s Earth Hour 2019

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Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, has pledged her support for WWF’s Earth Hour campaign.

The Earth Hour campaign unites people to send a message about the importance of the future of the planet. Each year people across the world switch off their lights for 60 minutes and organise events in their communities. Last year over 400,000 people in Wales took part.

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New broadband voucher scheme worth considering for businesses and residents struggling with connectivity, says Kirsty

A new broadband voucher scheme arising from a partnership between the Welsh and UK Governments has been welcomed by Kirsty Williams AM.

The ‘Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme’ is part of efforts to connect homes which still cannot access superfast broadband. Funding is available of up to £5,500 per business and up to £800 per residential property.

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Council tax reduction awareness campaign backed by AM

An awareness raising campaign highlighting how some people may be missing out on support with council tax bills has been backed by Kirsty Williams, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Brecon and Radnorshire.

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Kirsty welcomes Welsh renal charity to the Senedd to mark World Kidney Day

Kirsty Williams AM welcomed representatives of the Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales to the National Assembly for Wales in an event to mark World Kidney Day.

The charity was set up in memory of Paul Popham, who successfully fought renal failure for many years and benefitted from two kidney transplants. It works with units and centres that treat and specialise in renal care in Wales to purchase items that will benefit renal patients’ quality of life, and to develop initiatives that will help improve their health, well-being and welfare.

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Assembly Member supports calls for increased awareness of ovarian cancer symptoms

Kirsty Williams AM is marking Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by supporting calls to raise awareness of the key symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Kirsty attended an event in the National Assembly for Wales, organised by Ovarian Cancer Action, giving Assembly Members a chance to discuss the issue and meet people affected by ovarian cancer.

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No-deal tariff plans would bring the agricultural sector to its knees

As the Westminster Government publishes plans for tariff rates in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Kirsty Williams has said its implications for farming would mean “any MP voting in favour of a no-deal Brexit would do so in the knowledge it would bring our agricultural sector to its knees.”

It comes ahead of the vote in Westminster on leaving the EU without a deal later today.

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Kirsty opens Powys Careers Festival

Kirsty Williams AM has opened the Powys Careers Festival at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd, supporting young people in making decisions about their future.

The event connects young people with potential employers and aims to inform young people of the opportunities available to them when they leave compulsory education. It is organised by the multi-agency group Positive Pathways Powys.

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Kirsty Williams calls for clarification and reassurance over new £1.6bn Westminster investment

As the Westminster Government announces details of a new £1.6bn “Stronger Towns” fund, Kirsty Williams AM has called for clarification and reassurance over what the investment means for Wales.

£1bn has already been allocated from the fund, all of which is going to regions in England (with a particular focus on the North of England and the English Midlands). The remaining £600m is subject to a bidding process.

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