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Welsh Rowers donate £800 to Wicklow RNLI after epic long-distance row

Lifeboats News Release

MYC Rowers from Madoc Yacht Club at Porthmadog recently undertook a sponsored row from Wales across the Irish Sea and along the Coast to Cork. The rowers spent over six days covering more than two hundred miles before taking part in the Ocean to City race in Cork.

Fundraising at Wicklow RNLI


The photo shows Nicola Jordan presenting the cheque to Jill Harrod Clancy of the Wicklow RNLI Fundraising Branch and members of the lifeboat crew.

The Club decided to donate all the proceeds of the row to The Welsh Air Ambulance and Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat Station.Nicola Jordan kindly travelled from Wexford Wednesday 30 August to present a cheque for £800 pounds to Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat Station on behalf of the rowers from MYC Rowing.

This is a fantastic gesture by the Club that is very much appreciated by the Lifeboat Station.

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