Fethard RNLI quiz night raises €3,000 in aid of new inshore lifeboat appeal
Four local towns went head to head at a recent quiz night in a bid to raise funds for Fethard RNLI’s new inshore lifeboat appeal.
Some 62 tables took on the challenge in four venues in Fethard on- Sea, Duncannon, Campile and New Ross last Friday (1 April) to determine which village or town would take the ‘Don’t be a fool on April Fool’s Day’ crown.
The honours went to New Ross on the night with the winning team represented by Luke Grennan, Dan Meaney, Pat Kenny and Denis North.
Speaking following the event, Oonagh Hearne, Fethard RNLI Fundraising Chairperson, said: ‘Around 248 people enjoyed a great family evening with 62 tables participating and helping us to raise €3,000 towards our new inshore lifeboat appeal. Thank-you to everyone who supported the event including The Brandon House Hotel, Neville’s Bar, Dunphy’s Bar and the Strand Tavern for hosting the event. Thanks to everyone who took part, the companies who donated prizes and all who helped organise the event. The community spirit was incredible.’
Fethard RNLI hopes to raise €65,000 in their 18 month fundraising appeal which will go towards the cost of a new D class lifeboat due to arrive at the station late next year.
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