Lord Kinnock was among those at last night's reception. He said the success of Wales' football teams combined with the achievements of the Welsh rugby team is drawing attention to Wales from across the world.
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The charity says the increase is partly due to people calling for help sooner, instead of attempting to rescue themselves.