The White Lady hotel golfers raise €2,415 for Kinsale RNLI

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A four year old boy beat some of Ireland’s top golfers to win the raffle for a flag signed by Padraig Harrington the year he won the British Open at Carnoustie.

RNLI volunteer Mark Cotter, dad Cian with 4 year old Tomás Quigley, RNLI lifeboat helm Jonathan Connor at the presentation ceremony at Kinsale's White Lady Hotel

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RNLI volunteer Mark Cotter, dad Cian with 4 year old Tomás Quigley, RNLI lifeboat helm Jonathan Connor at the presentation ceremony at Kinsale's White Lady Hotel

The raffle, which raised €2,415 for the RNLI, was organised by Anthony Collins of Kinsale’s White Lady Hotel to coincide with the annual White Lady Cup tournament, which takes place at The Old Head Golf Links.

Tomás Quigley from Beaumont, Cork was accompanied by his dad Cian when he collected his prize from Kinsale RNLI volunteers Jonathan Connor and Mark Cotter. Tomás' ticket was bought by his nanny, Chrissie Quigley of The Olde Bakery B&B, Kinsale.

Kinsale lifeboat helm Jonathan Connor said: “Congratulations to Tomás and nanny Chrissie, and thanks to all the golfers and others who dug deep to support the RNLI at a time when our fundraising opportunities are limited due to Covid restrictions. Every cent raised will go towards the vital work of saving lives at sea.”

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RNLI volunteers Mark Cotter and Jonathan Connor present 4 year old Tomás Quigley with his prize from the White Lady raffle that raised €2,415 for the RNLI

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RNLI volunteers Mark Cotter and Jonathan Connor present 4 year old Tomás Quigley with his prize from the White Lady raffle that raised €2,415 for the RNLI

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