Charity Swim raised funds for Carrybridge and Enniskillen RNLI
We were delighted to receive a donation of £1500 from Blue Green Yonder following a charity swim around Castle Island in Enniskillen.
The swim was held in September as part of the Festival Lough Erne events and had approx. 30 people in attendance to take part in the 750 metre swim around the island. The group had previously attended an open water swimming course organised by the Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP).
For more information on the various events organised by Blue Green Yonder including swimming, walking and canoeing on or around Lough Erne visit the groups Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bluegreenyonder.
The cheque was presented to Peter Scott from the Lough Erne Fundraising Branch for the Carrybridge and Enniskillen RNLI stations. Peter is also Water Safety Officer for both stations and part of that role is to provide education training around water safety.
Stephen Scott, Lifeboat Operations Manager, at Carrybridge RNLI praised all those who took part in the swim for all their hard work and dedication raising money for both lifeboat stations on Lough Erne. “The funds raised are vital to the continuing work of the RNLI on Lough Erne, both at our Carrybridge and Enniskillen stations, and will assist with future life saving operations. We are delighted to have strong links to the community here in Fermanagh and would wish to record our thanks to Blue Green Yonder for the donation we have received.”
Photograph credit: Stephen Scott Carrybridge RNLI
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