Clonallen Bridge Club comes up trumps for Kilkeel RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The outgoing Chairperson of Clonallen Bridge Club, Warrenpoint, Maire Murray, chose the RNLI as the charity of choice for the year 2018-19.

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At a recent meeting of the Clonallen Bridge Club a £500 cheque was handed over to John Fisher, Kilkeel RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager by the club's incoming President Mr Marius McQue.

In gratefully accepting the cheque John Fisher said: ‘As a charity we are always very thankful for all the money collected and donated to the RNLI. Giving our lifesavers the equipment they need to save lives is very expensive so be assured that the funds raised are used in the best possible way.’

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