Brecon Mountain Rescue Team enjoyed a very ‘Good Friday’ over the Easter weekend when The Foundry Music Bar in Brecon hosted a fantastic fundraising evening with excellent entertainment by the Hay Shantymen.

The sold-out event raised an incredible £900 for the team.

Events such as this are a vital part of the team’s annual fundraising activities.

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team is an emergency service staffed by 60 volunteers and funded entirely by donations. Mountain rescue services are free to those in need because the teams are staffed by volunteers. But equipment, vehicles and maintaining a headquarters all cost money, and the team volunteers must raise sufficient funds to maintain the service. It costs around £55,000 each year to keep Brecon Mountain Rescue Team operational.

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team fundraiser, Kev Harding said: “We are so thankful to the Foundry (www.facebook.comfoundrybrecon) and to the Hay Shantymen ( for supporting us in this way.

"It really was a most fantastic and fun evening, and the money raised will help us to maintain our service throughout the year."

The Foundry’s Dean Richards added: “We were delighted to organise this event in aid of Brecon Mountain Rescue. They deserve our help, and this was a great evening which was well supported by the local community in Brecon.”

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