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RNLI announced as charity partner for Swords Pavilions

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI has been announced as a new charity partner for the Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre.

Deirdre King, Marketing Manager for Swords Pavilions with Skerries RNLI volunteer crewmember Joe May launch the charity partnership between the centre and the RNLI

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Deirdre King, Marketing Manager for Swords Pavilions with Skerries RNLI volunteer crewmember Joe May launch the charity partnership between the centre and the RNLI

The volunteer search and rescue lifeboat organisation which operates two stations in North Dublin, at Howth and Skerries will have a strong presence at the centre throughout the year, raising funds and sharing safety message and advice with visitors to the centre.

The RNLI will join with St. Francis Hospice as charity partners and look forward to working alongside the organisation who provide specialist palliative care.

Commenting on the partnership, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager Pauline McGann said, ‘We are delighted to be a charity partner for Swords Pavilions. The RNLI has a strong base in North Dublin with lifeboat stations at Howth and Skerries and our volunteer lifeboat crew live and work in the area.’

‘As well as fundraising for our new kit for the volunteer lifeboat crew, the RNLI will be sharing water safety advice and messaging with the public through the charity’s ‘Respect the Water’ campaign. North Dublin has a strong leisure marine and fishing community and the RNLI is always on hand to help if they are needed. We hope to save more lives by talking to people about safety and the work of the charity.’

Swords Pavilions Centre Director Ian Hunter added, ‘with our proximity to the sea and the brilliant job the RNLI do keeping our community safe it seemed a natural link up to have the RNLI as one of our Charities of Choice for the year. We very much look forward to having the RNLI in the centre and it gives us the opportunity together to create a greater awareness of the fantastic work they do and highlight water safety also within our local area.’

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Deirdre King, Marketing Manager for Swords Pavilions with Skerries RNLI volunteer crewmember Joe May launch the charity partnership between the centre and the RNLI
Deirdre King, Marketing Manager for Swords Pavilions, Skerries RNLI volunteer
Crew member Joe May and RNLI Community Fundraising Manager Pauline McGann launch the charity partnership between the centre and the RNLI Skerries RNLI volunteer crewmember Joe May and Deirdre King, Marketing Manager for Swords Pavilions pictured in the centre at the launch of the charity partnership with the RNLI


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For more information please contact 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 email: Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org

Deirdre King of Swords Pavillions with RNLI CFM Pauline McGann and crewmember Joe Mays

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Deirdre King of Swords Pavillions with RNLI CFM Pauline McGann and crewmember Joe Mays
Skerries RNLI crewmember Joe May with Deirdre King of the Pavilions Shopping Centre

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Skerries RNLI crewmember Joe May with Deirdre King of the Pavilions Shopping Centre

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