Volunteers all in a spin to raise funds for Clogherhead RNLI
A dedicated team of volunteers were in action this morning, (Easter Saturday) to raise funds for Clogherhead RNLI.
The group joined the volunteer lifeboat crew and regional staff to take part in an energetic and fun-filled ‘Spinathon’ at Integral gym Drogheda.
The spinners were off the blocks at 9am with time slots being allocated to a number of local charities across the day. Ten Clogherhead RNLI Lifeboat volunteers cycled flat out during their allocated slot at the Integral Fitness Centre in Droghehda to raise funds for the RNLI lifeboat.
Commenting on the event Clogherhead RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Gerry Kelly said, ‘ It wasn’t the Tour de France but it might as well as have been with the determination our spinners put into it. We are so grateful to the public for their support and we would also like to wish the other worthy charities who took part every success with their fundraising.’
There is still time to pledge a donation to Clogherhead RNLILifeboat. Please contact Padraig Rath Tel: 0876784912 for more information.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Gerry Kelly Clogherhead RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Tel: 00353872391083 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager Tel: 087 1254 124 / 01 8900 460 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org or Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Tel: 087 6483547 Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org
Key facts about the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries
Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 or by email.
The RNLI is a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland