Peter Cox, chairman of CARAD
, said: "This is an excellent outcome after years of detailed planning and behind the scenes work.
Anyone who wants to send a donation should make cheques payable to CARAD
and send them to Peter Cox, Chair of Trustees, East Street, Rhayader, Powys, Wales LD6 5ER.
We were interested to note that he quoted Betty Davies of Rhayader, a strong CARAD supporter, who was one of the hundred signatories to our subsequent letter to the Lord Mayor expressing disappointment with the city council's negative response.
In the spirit of those words spoken in 1974 and on behalf of the CARAD board of trustees and the Mayor of Rhayader, Coun Ed Narborough, we have written to Coun Tilsley saying that we will be delighted to meet with him to "see what progress we can jointly make".
Coun Tilsley was not responsible for CARAD getting a donation of pounds 50,000 from Severn Trent.
It is a matter of public record that Severn Trent visited CARAD, met our team and having assessed what elements of our Community Museum best suited their profile agreed a donation of pounds 10,000 with no apparent participation from Coun Tilsley.
During the interview, Coun Tilsley also attempted to take credit for suggesting that CARAD
approach Severn Trent for funding after the council refused to make a contribution.
Was there ever a fund at all now we learn that our donations should go directly to the CARAD
Trustees in Ryadder, a facility which has existed all along?
It is good that CARAD
has been invited to take a stand at the Lord Mayor's Show in Cannon Hill Park on May 28 and 29: this will be an opportunity for us to meet the people behind the project and learn more about it (which is outlined on their web site: carad.
Anyone wishing to donate to the fund should send cheques made payable to CARAD
to Peter Cox, chair of CARAD
Trustees, East Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5ER.
The sculpture will take pride of place in the CARAD
Chronicles Community Museum, which is currently being developed.
Here are some ideas to get your started: 1) Get creative and nurture your artistic talents by volunteering for an arts organisation - CARAD
in Wales trains its volunteers in subjects like print making and botanical illustration.