We are devastated to announce our Chair, Mark Davies passed away suddenly on Thursday 13 February.

Mark has been involved with BAVO since inception, and was a board member for more than 16 years. He served as Chair for the past eight years and was a great source of support to BAVO and the team.

Mark had been involved in just about everything that happened in the Ogmore Valley at one time or another. He was a stalwart supporter of BAVO and of community action.

He was also a full time volunteer for decades, supported of course by his wife Kath. He was our grass-roots champion and made sure BAVO remained community and member focussed and member-led.

We are heartbroken, and our thoughts are with Kath and his family at this time.

Mark, you will always be a huge loss to us, and you will always be loved and remembered fondly.

We will keep people posted of funeral arrangements, and if you would like to send cards of condolences, we will be able to forward them on to Mark's family.