Thorburn renews his Monster kick to celebrate community wind achievement

Paul Thorburn, former Wales rugby captain, helped Awel Co-op celebrate breaking the £1m milestone in their Share Offer by recreating his famous Monster kick.

Peter Charles from Llanelli, echoed the words of Max Boyce “I was there – at the Scotland game in 1986 when he kicked the longest penalty in history. And thirty years later, I was there on Mynydd y Gwrhyd as an Awel member. He cleared our turbine base by a mile. He’s a legend.”

Fay Rees from Gwaun Cae Gurwen said “It was a pleasure to meet Paul. He was great fun. He signed the ball which was provided by Cwmtawe School. A real memento for them.”

Clive and Cynthia Phillips from Cwmllynfell said “It was wonderful to see the site and all the work that has been done by our civils contractors, Raymond Brown Construction. And it was a great kick!”

Dan McCallum, one of Awel’s Directors said “Paul has supported us for many years. We are very grateful to him for helping to raise awareness of our ongoing Share Offer. We are keen to get more members and have now raised our Share Offer target to £2 million.

We want our wind farm to be owned by as many people as possible – it’s fantastic that you can co-own a wind farm from £50. As a co-op, it’s one member, one vote irrespective of how many shares someone owns. We are offering an annual return of 5% to new members and all profits go into further community renewable projects. Please join us by investing at www.awel.coop. “

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