Carrybridge and Enniskillen RNLI receives generous donation
We were delighted to receive a donation of £1600 from Dips n Hips, by means of an event held at Rossnowlagh.
The event, ‘Wild and Free at the sea’ which was held in September, was a day of swimming, yoga and mindfulness at the water and it was also the beginning of a dip a day challenge for the month of October were Cona got in Lough erne every single day! There was approx. 50 people in attendance on the day highlighting the benefit of wild swimming whilst promoting how to do it safely.
For more information on the benefits of wild swimming you can follow Cona’s Instagram page: dipsnhips
Cona Gallagher on behalf of Dips n Hips, handed over a cheque to Ivan Kee from the Lough Erne Fundraising Branch for the Carrybridge and Enniskillen RNLI stations.
Stephen Scott, Lifeboat Operations Manager, at Carrybridge RNLI praised all those who took part in the challenge and in particular Cona for all their hard work and dedication raising money for both lifeboat stations on Lough Erne. “The funds raised will have a significant impact for the crews at both Carrybridge and Enniskillen and will assist with future life saving operations.”
Photograph credit: Stephen Scott Carrybridge RNLI
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