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One of North Wales’ Top Brass Bands hosts WAA Fundraiser

One of North Wales’ top brass bands has helped to fund lifesaving helicopter missions across Wales.

The Seindorf yr Oakeley Brass Band held a carol service in the St David’s Church, Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the run up to Christmas to raise funds for Wales Air Ambulance.

The band, which is over 150 years old, hosted a festive fundraiser in December, raising over £400 for the Welsh helicopter charity.

Wales Air Ambulance is close to the band’s heart, as several members have been touched by the lifesaving work of the WAA’s crew.

In April 2016, the charity’s helicopter came to the aid of the vice-leader of the Seindorf yr Oakeley Brass Band, John Arthur Evans.

A close friend of the band leader, Dafydd Jones, was airlifted by Wales Air Ambulance after he suffered a heart attack.

Dafydd and his family attended the carol service in aid of the charity, helping to fund their lifesaving missions across Wales.

Lynne Garlick, WAA North Wales Fundraising Manager, said: “We are so grateful for the support that we have received from the Seindorf yr Oakeley Brass Band.

“As a charity, we rely on kind support to keep our services running.

“This festive fundraiser bought together past patients and kind supporters to raise lifesaving donations for Wales Air Ambulance.

“Their donation will help to keep our helicopters flying, helping the people of Wales in their hour of need.”

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