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Co-op Local Community Fund supports Aberdyfi Rescue Team

November 16, 2020

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was this week extremely pleased to announce a donation of over £6000 from the Co-op Local Community Fund as one of Tywyn Co-Op’s chosen causes. 

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports causes and projects across the UK that meet its values and that its members care about. The money is raised by a donation from the Co-Op every time a member buys selected own-brand products and services. To help even more the Co-Op also give all money raised from shopping bag sales to the selected causes. 

A Team spokesperson said “Over the last 12 months, our supporters in conjunction with the Co-op in Tywyn have together raised a staggering £6,020.94. We’d like to take the chance to say a huge thankyou to all who work or shop at the Tywyn branch, and especially those who selected us for their nominated good cause. It has been a difficult fundraising year for many charities, and though we have remained operational throughout the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, most if not all of our normal fundraising activity has been halted. This donation is therefore all the more welcome” 

“The Search & Rescue Team is entirely volunteer operated, and is funded by such charitable donations. This particular donation will be used to fund the equipment we provide for each individual rescuer; ranging from the provision of basics such as helmets and lights, through to the upgrading of the Team’s VHF radios to a new digital standard.” 

“As we are not able to come and help celebrate this fantastic donation in-store, we’d all like to take this opportunity to say once again a massive diolch yn fawr to all involved.” 

The Aberdyfi Team in action on a recent rescue