Carrybridge and Enniskillen RNLI receives generous donation
This morning we were delighted to receive a donation of £3035.03 from the Enniskillen Royal Boat Club (ERBC), by means of carrying out a Lockdown Virtual Challenge.
The challenge set to the rowers was to virtually row, run or cycle the distance from Malin Head to Mizen Head which is 580km. Some of the rowers also carried out the return journey!
On behalf of the ERBC, Shannon Clawson handed over a cheque to Stephen Scott, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Carrybridge Lifeboat Station. Shannon individually covered a distance of 1000km which was an outstanding achievement.
Stephen Scott, Lifeboat Operations Manager, at Carrybridge RNLI praised the rowers at ERBC for all their hard work and dedication raising money for both the RNLI and also for Action Mental Health. “The funds raised will have a significant impact for the crews at both Carrybridge and Enniskillen and will assist with future life saving operations.”
To support the RNLI at Carrybridge, helping to ensure the charity’s brave volunteers can continue saving lives on Lough Erne, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carrybridgernlilifesaversfund2021
Photograph credit Gaye Conway
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Chris Cathcart, Carrybridge RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07595895908, email Chris_Cathcart@rnli.org.uk or Stephen Scott, Carrybridge RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07786228968, email Stephen_Scott@rnli.org.uk or contact Nuala McAloon, Regional Media Officer on 00353 876483547 or Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson, Regional Media Manager on 00353 871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk
For more information on the RNLI please visit rnli.org. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI News Centre rnli.org/news-and-media.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around Ireland and the UK. The RNLI operates 10 lifeboat stations in Northern Ireland and in a normal year has 11 lifeguarded beaches which it operates seasonally. 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, the charity has saved over 142,700 lives.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.