Dunmore East RNLI volunteer receives a community volunteer award
Dunmore East RNLI volunteer crewman Paul Sheehan was recently recognised for a community volunteer award by his employer after being nominated by his co-worker's.
Paul Sheehan has been a dedicated volunteer crew with Dunmore East RNLI for 14 years. Paul, a General Operative with Bausch and Lomb, Waterford, Ireland which recently held an open competition amongst their employees to highlight some of the volunteer work their employees regularly conduct outside of work.
Paul was nominated by some of his co-workers and his employers honoured him with a community volunteer award and a donation of €500 to Dunmore East RNLI.
Margaret Barry, Dunmore East RNLI Fundraising Branch Chairperson said: ‘Our volunteer crew are an extremely dedicated bunch and it is lovely to see Paul being deservedly recognised, by his employer, for his many years of lifesaving efforts with Dunmore East RNLI. We are very grateful to receive any donations, as this year has been a particularly difficult year for our fundraising efforts. Donations like this will enable our charity’s lifesavers to continue to save lives at sea’.
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.