Bundoran RNLI crew to walk Bundoran 10 in full lifeboat kit
Three volunteer crew members at Bundoran RNLI will take on the forthcoming Bundoran 10 event by walking the full route in their drysuits, yellow wellies, lifejackets and helmets all while raising money for the charity.
Crew members Brian Fowley, Chris Fox and Paul Gallagher decided that they wanted to do something different to raise funds and came up with the novel approach to complete the 10 mile walk which happens on Saturday 5 March in Bundoran.
Chris Fox said: 'It will be a challenge on the day but we can often be out on long call outs so we are regularly in the kit for a couple of hours at a time – we generally don’t have to walk so far though!’
Brian Fowley added: ‘We are delighted with the donations that have come through to date and thankful to all of those who contributed to the fundraiser which is available through the Bundoran RNLI Facebook page. Using the Facebook Donate system to donate to the charity, is very quick and simple and every cent raised goes to the charity – there are no commission charges for Facebook.’
Paul Gallagher said: ‘We are thrilled to have been allocated the race numbers 999, 112 and 834 – the former two representing the emergency phone numbers while 834 represents the RNLI fleet number of the Bundoran lifeboat – B-834’
The Bundoran 10 is the event which replaces the Cara Bundoran challenge and will take place on Saturday 5 March. Bundoran RNLI has been chosen as one of the beneficiary partners for the event.
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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.
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