Kilmore Quay RNLI receive funds from two fundraising events

Lifeboats News Release

It was raft race time in Kilmore Quay in early September with The Cathy Bates Memorial Cup race.

Sarah presenting the cheque to lifeboat crew


Sarah presenting the cheque

It was raft race time in Kilmore Quay in early September with The Cathy Bates Memorial Cup race. 10 rafts were on the beach for 3pm on Sunday 8 September. Local business and groups responded when the Stella Maris Community Centre and Kilmore Quay RNLI decided to bring back the raft race to raise fund for the RNLI. The weather cooperated fully to give a glorious day for the event, music and a BBQ on the beach was well attended and the pier wall was lined with spectators for the duels between the rafts and their crews. The Cathy Bates Memorial cup was claimed by Innish Pebbles. Thanks to everybody who made the day a success and raised €3,400 to go towards saving lives at sea.

While young Sarah Burton who had her hair shaved off for sponsorship during the annual Lifeboat Day in August raised over €1,400 for the charity presented the cheque to Kilmore Quay RNLI recently. Sarah (on the LHS of cheque) presenting the funds to Kilmore Quay RNLI with her family and friends to the lifeboat crew at the boathouse. A special word of thanks to Sarah for her help and it’s good to see that her hair has grown back.
Rafts head to sea

Sandra Kelly

Raft race

Nicola Reddy Photography

Steady as she goes

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