COURT-imposed community service inspired a Crymych woman to work for charity and sparked a desire to seek full-time employment.

Hannah Hayes of Maes yr Yrfa, accepted breaching the requirements of a community order when she appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Monday, November 5.

The court heard that Hayes had failed to attend two appointments after she was sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work and a 15-day rehabilitation activity requirement in March, but this was her first breach of the order.

Tom Lloyd, defending, said the community order had been a success, and Hayes had continued to work in her local charity shop for free after completing her required hours.

“She has enrolled herself in college because she is desperate to get back to full-time employment.”

He added that Hayes, 36, had contacted her probation officer when she was unable to attend appointments, and now knew in ‘no uncertain terms’ that they could not be missed.

“Unpaid work has jump-started a desire to get back to full-time work.”

Magistrates fined Hayes £40 and ordered her to pay a £30 surcharge.