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Mountain Rescue Association
Donation of £25,000 to North Wales Mountain Rescue Teams at Plas Y Brenin on the 13th May 2009.
From L to R: Members of Search and Rescue Dogs Association (Wales), North East Wales Search and Rescue, South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team, Outward Bound Wales Search and Rescue Team (Aberyfi), Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation, Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team, North Wales Cave Rescue Organisation, Mr Peter Sorahan - Secretary of N Wales Masons, Mr Ieuan Redvers Jones - Grand Master of North Wales Masons, Rev Gwynfor Williams and Dr Tony Jones - Chairman North Wales Mountain Rescue Association.
As part of the "Freemasonry in the Community" initiative, The North Wales Masonic Benevolent Association has donated a total of £25,000 to be shared equally between eight of the rescue teams operating under the umbrella of the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association.
The Provincial Grand Master of North Wales - Ieuan Redvers Jones presented the cheques to representatives of the eight rescue teams on Wednesday 13 May 2009 at the Plas-y-Brenin National Mountain Centre — Capel Curig. Mr Redvers Jones expressed his sorrow following the recent sad losses experienced by the Ogwen Rescue team.
It was, he said, a pleasure to able to meet with a group of very brave and courageous volunteers who regularly put themselves at risk assisting the unfortunate expert mountaineer as well as the some times foolhardy and often ill prepared members of the public, who wander in the mountains unaware of the dangers that exist.
It was with gratitude and admiration that he presented the cheques to the Rescue Teams on behalf of the Freemasons of North Wales. All fully appreciated the good work undertaken by the team members.
On behalf of the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association Dr Tony Jones said how grateful the Association was to receive these significant donations as they will make a dramatic boost to the life saving capabilities and rescue function of the voluntary mountain rescue teams across North Wales.
Following the presentation, Dr Tony Jones, Chairman of the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association has said what a wonderful evening it had been and how grateful the teams were of such generous donations. They were also moved by the kind remarks made by the RWPGM to each team.
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