Skerries RNLI thank young fundraisers

Lifeboats News Release

Skerries RNLI thanked two young fundraisers on Thursday evening last (30 September) when they were presented with a cheque for €150.

Abi Ferguson and Niamh O’Reilly presenting Skerries RNLI with their generous donation.

RNLI/Gerry Canning

Abi Ferguson and Niamh O’Reilly presenting Skerries RNLI with their generous donation.

Abi Ferguson and Niamh O’Reilly presented the volunteers at Skerries RNLI with the generous donation before training on Thursday evening. The two girls raised the money by holding a cake sale outside Abi’s house last month. The actual total was even higher as they raised €175.

Both girls love their GAA so to thank them for their support, Abi’s father Philip, who is a long-standing member of the crew in Skerries, organised for Dublin GAA legend and RNLI ambassador Lyndsey Davey to meet the girls and help them present the cheque.

Speaking about the Donation, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Skerries RNLI, Gerry Canning said: ‘It’s still a very difficult environment for fundraising at the minute so it’s an incredible achievement by two youngsters. They are two future fundraising superstars. We’d also like to say a huge thank you to Lyndsey for giving up her time. She was fantastic with the girls who were a little star struck at first but were soon bombarding her with questions’


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