Memorial service for James Corfield to be held in Builth Wells tonight

By Twm Owen in Local People

A memorial is due to be held in Builth Wells this evening to remember James Corfield.

The 19-year-old’s body was recovered from the river Wye, in Builth Wells, on Sunday after he’d gone missing while attending the Royal Welsh Show and camping at the Young People’s Village.

The memorial, which has been organised by local residents, is to be held at 6.30pm at the Groe and a collection in aid of the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team is due to held.

Volunteers from the rescue team assisted police in co-ordinating the search and managing a large number of members of the public who volunteered to help in the searches for James who was from Montgomery.

Richard Morgan, one of the organisers of tonight’s event, said: "It’s been organised by community members to thank the community for doing something to help and to show our support for James’ family.

"We’re holding it at the Groe as it’s the central point in town."

St Mary’s Church in Builth Wells has also been opened today for prayers for James and his family.

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