Brecon Mountain Rescue Team held a celebration this afternoon for the team's funders and partners who helped them build their new headquarters.

Attendees, including local well-known figures were given a tour of the new HQ by the Mountain Rescue volunteers and enjoyed food and hot drinks that were provided.

The Mountain Rescue Team's Celebrity Ambassador, television presenter, Kate Humble gave a speech to those in attendance, speaking about the £1.1m project.

The new larger HQ will allow the team to carry out training exercise as whole team, and provides them with more room to properly store life-saving equipment.

As well as allowing the Mountain Rescue Team to carry out a quicker and better response service, the new HQ will now be able to provide educational services to local community groups due to the large training/meeting room – the 'Bernard Sunley Foundation Room' (named after one of the project’s major funders). Other local charities will be able to use this facility.

Speaking on the importance of the new HQ, Brecon Mountain Rescue Team leader, Dr Rob Powell commented: “We are delighted that our long-held dream of a new HQ has finally come true.  We are so thankful to everyone who has helped us on this journey – from the major funders and donors to members of the public who supported our appeal – to our many partners and friends who have encouraged and championed our work.  Without them, this project would not have been possible.

Unfortunately, our old base was no longer fit for purpose, and we were in desperate need of a new facility.  Our new HQ will help the team respond more quickly to emergency calls, store life-saving equipment properly and carry out training exercises as a full team.  It will benefit the region we serve for generations to come.”