Ffos Las chairman Dai Walters and relatives of the men who died in the Gleision mining disaster
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Gleision families 'overwhelmed' by reaction to tragedy

The families of three men who lost their lives in the Gleision mining disaster say they have been overwhelmed by the worldwide reaction to the tragedy.

Mavis Breslin, widow of Charles Breslin, Lynette Powell, who lost her husband David and Garry Jenkins' sister, Leanne Walters, were at Ffos Las racecourse, Carmarthenshire, to accept a £75,000 appeal cheque.

The Swansea Valley Miners' Appeal Fund has attracted donations from around the world, raising nearly £700,000.

Philip Hill, Garry Jenkins, David Powell and Charles Breslin died in mining disaster in September.

The families spoke to BBC Radio Wales reporter Gilbert John and said they were "overwhelmed" and "comforted" by the support and response to the appeal from all over the world.

Gleision widows speak of tragedy

  • 22 Nov 2011