Monday, 15 September 2008

Half a century of service

Plaid's annual conference in Aberystwyth has paid tribute to a Wrecsam man who has served the party for 50 years.

Dafydd Franklin Jones, of Borras, has done every job imaginable in the party and was described in the presentation as Plaid Cymru's "cornerstone" in Wrecsam. He has been the branch's secretary, chairman and fundraiser. He's been a candidate and agent at election time and is still among the first to volunteer for leafletting, canvassing or street activities.

Without his work during the lean times Plaid has faced, we would not have enjoyed such a breakthrough in May 2008.

After receiving his award from North Wales AM Janet Ryder, he thanked his wife Rene for her help and modestly said that it was the young people that he could see in the audience that were important not oldies like him.

Plaid Cymru members from Wrecsam were out in force on the day to make sure Dafydd realised how much he's respected by his fellow Pleidwyr. Llongyfarchiadau mawr i ti a diolch i ti am dy gyfraniad arbennig dros hanner canrif!

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