Dringo Aconcagua

 

Mae un o weithwyr Cyngor Sir Caerfyrddin yn dringo mynydd yn yr Andes ym mis Ionawr i godi arian i helpu Môr-filwyr Brenhinol, eu teuluoedd, cyn-filwyr a chadetiaid.

Mae Brendan Davies, warden cŵn sy’n gyn-aelod o’r Môr-filwyr Brenhinol, yn dringo Aconcagua gyda’r mudiad 65˚ North ym mis Ionawr. Ef yw’r unig berson o Sir Gaerfyrddin sy’n dringo’r mynydd.

Ymunodd Brendan â’r Môr-filwyr Brenhinol yn 1993 a bu’n gwasanaethu yn y Grŵp 40 Commando a’r Grŵp Comacchio. Cymerodd ran mewn nifer o ymgyrchoedd gweithredol a rhai hyfforddi. Yn ystod ei wasanaeth, datblygodd anaf difrifol i’w gefn a bu’n rhaid iddo dreulio amser yn yr ysbyty a chyfnod yn adsefydlu ar ôl cael ei ryddhau o’i ddyletswyddau gyda’r Môr-filwyr.

Dywedodd: “Rwy’n dringo Aconcagua ar gyfer elusen y Môr-filwyr Brenhinol gan fod yr elusen yn agos iawn at fy nghalon. Bydd yr arian a godir yn helpu i ddarparu’r cymorth elusennol gorau posibl drwy gydol eu bywydau ar gyfer Môr-filwyr Brenhinol, eu teuluoedd, cyn-filwyr a chadetiaid.

“Rwy’n edrych ymlaen at yr her o ddringo Aconcagua. Mae’n gyfle i ddangos fy ngallu yng nghanol tîm bach o bobl eithriadol.”

Dywedodd y Cynghorydd David Jenkins, Hyrwyddwr y Lluoedd Arfog ar gyfer Cyngor Sir Caerfyrddin, sydd yn gyn-filwr ei hun: “Rwy’n cefnogi Brendan i’r carn yn ei ymdrech i godi arian. Mae e wedi derbyn yr her i ddringo i gopa’r Andes i helpu cyn-aelodau o’r Môr-filwyr Brenhinol a’r rhai presennol, ynghyd â’u teuluoedd. Byddwn yn annog pobl i roi’n hael wrth noddi Brendan.”

Cyfrannwch ar-lein!

 

Climbing Aconcagua

 

A Carmarthenshire County Council employee is going to climb a mountain in the Andes in January to raise money to support Royal Marines, their families, veterans and cadets.

Dog warden Brendan Davies, who is a former Royal Marine, is climbing Aconcaqua with the 65˚ North organisation in January. He is the only person from Carmarthenshire doing the climb.

Brendan joined the Royal Marines in 1993 and served at 40 Commando and Comacchio Group. He took part in many deployments both operational and training. While serving, he developed a severe back injury which resulted in hospitalisation and rehabilitation following his discharge from the Marines.

He said: “I’m climbing Aconcagua for The Royal Marines Charity because it’s a charity very close to my heart. Money raised will help provide the best possible through-life charitable support for Royal Marines, their families, veterans and cadets.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge that Aconcagua presents. It’s an opportunity to prove myself with a small team of extraordinary people.”

Carmarthenshire County Council Armed Forces Champion Cllr David Jenkins, who is himself an ex-serviceman, said: “I wholeheartedly support Brendan’s fundraising effort. He is taking on the challenge of climbing to the roof of the Andes to help serving and former Royal Marines and their families. I would urge people to sponsor Brendan generously.”

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