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Private donation doubles rescue fund

A West Vancouver-based charity is helping to turn a dream of long-time North Shore Rescue leader Tim Jones into reality.

The Charros Foundation has matched all donations raised since Jones' death on Mount Seymour in January.

A release posted on the North Shore Rescue website says Ian and Rosemary Mottershead have presented a $118,000 cheque to team members Mike Danks and Ron Royston.

The money pushes the total in the Tim Jones Legacy Fund to just over $236,000.

Jones believed sustainable funding was key to the team's success and the release says the principal will go to that goal, while investment earnings will pay for operations and capital expenses of North Shore Rescue.

This is not the first significant donation to NSR from the Charros Foundation. It also gave $250,000 to help members complete their rescue base in North Vancouver and augment the radio repeater system.

The Canadian Press

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