On Saturday 25th October 2008, in very poor weather conditions, a light aircraft crashed on Corriebracks Mountain in the Wicklow Mountains. A young 14 year old boy, Charlie Froud, was on board. He was travelling with his friend Ayman and Ayman’s parents, for a short holiday in Ireland during the school mid-term. Tragically none survived the crash.
In an effort to keep Charlie’s memory alive in a positive and meaningful way, his parents, Heather and David, and his sister George have set up a foundation in his name.
The foundation was established to help raise funds for the volunteer rescue teams, led by the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team, who assisted in the search and recovery of the victims of the air crash in October 2008. The foundation is a valued friend of the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team and in recognition of this the Froud family were awarded associate membership of the Team at our AGM in January 2010.