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: email@example.com 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 RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.