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