Lough Derg RNLI thank Garrykennedy Sailing Club for their fundraising sail
Lough Derg RNLI thank Garrykennedy Sailing Club for hosting the 'Visitors Cup'; an annual race sailed in aid of the RNLI
On Saturday June 4 volunteers on Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat ‘Jean Spier’, helm Eleanor Hooker, crew Doireann Kennedy, Joe O’Donoghue and Ciara Lynch stopped in Garrykennedy to wish all the sailor’s well, and to thank Declan Moore, Commodore of Garrykennedy Sailing Club, and his committee, for the club’s wonderful support for their local RNLI lifeboat.
The 'Visitor’s Cup' Race is an annual race organised by Garrykennedy Sailing Club in aid of the lifeboats.
The event has raised significant funds for the charity, which relies solely on public contributions for its lifesaving activities.
Key facts about the RNLI
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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