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THE NATIONAL TRUST IN WALES

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"SONG FOR SNOWDON"

The national trust recently announced the release of a new cd single called "song for snowdon" to raise funds for the appeal to save snowdon and for its continuing care and protection.

In one of the many initiatives taken by the individuals throughout Wales, singer songwriter Ray Joseph"Wales Wandering Poet", working from the huggard center for the homeless in Cardiff, Wales organised the recording and distribution of the "song for snowdon".

Inspired to write the love song on a visit to snowdon with his partner, Ray decided to do his bit for Snowdon, by forming the band '"Strait as a dai" with "Tich"Gwilym", three times Welsh musician of the year and guitar virtuoso.

With support from the princes trust- Bro, Ray recorded the song at the "sound house" in Cardiff with paul Durrant who helped record music for Super Furry Animals, Catatonia and the Steriophonics. The CD was produced by TIB plc in Merthyr Tydfil. Fifty per cent of all sale proceeds go to the national trust snowdonia appeal and is currently on sale at HMV stores in the UK.

Laurie Gardner, fundraising manager for wales said:

"Ray Josephs story is a remarkable one, operating with virtualy no resources, he has single mindedle pursued this venture on his own in an incredible short space of time, The National Trust welcomes indiviuals efforts like this to help promote its cause to an ever widening group of supporters".

The CD is available by mail order from CDX, e-mail: Sales@cdx.co.uk , fax +44 01222 843604. All major credit cards taken, postage and packing Europe 1, Rest of the world 2.

HERES A LINK TO THE CDX MAIL-ORDER CD SITE!
NOTES TO THE EDITORS.
1. for further information please contact:-
Ray Joseph Tel:+44 01222 664897 or
Laurie Gardner Fundraising Manager Wales & West- Tel: +44 1978 366730 or
Carys Howell, Public Affairs Manager, Wales- Tel: +44 1942 860123.

2. The National Trust Snowdonia Appeal was launched in October 1990 by its president, international actor, Sir Anthony Hopkins. Its primary purpose is to raise funds in support of coutryside projects and work programmes throughout the trusts properties in snowdonia, (9% of the whole national park). this 10 of the 14 peaks over 3,000 feet.

3. The National Trust for places of historic interest or national beauty was founded in 1895 as an indipendent charity to hold and manage in perpetuity for the benefit of the nation, countryside and historic buildings in England, Wales and northen Ireland. The natonal trust in wales owns and cares for 106,000 acres of countryside, 130,000 of coastline as well as some of the finest castles, gardens and heritage sites in the country. The trust is the largest conservation organisation in Europe, supported by 2.5 million members, 64,000 of whom live in Wales.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO MIKE HARRINGTON OF GRANGETOWN CARDIFF, WITHOUT HIM THIS PROJECT COULD NOT HAVE HAPPEND.