Union Hall RNLI says thanks as Begin Together Fund helps save lives at sea

Lifeboats News Release

Union Hall RNLI has said thanks to Laura Goggin and Colin McCarthy of Bank of Ireland, Clonakilty, who both nominated Union Hall RNLI for Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together Fund.

Handing over of cheques

RNLI/Pamela Deasy

Handing over of cheques - Colin Mc’Carthy and Laura Goggin (Bank of Ireland) - From left to right - Haulie Hurley, Jim Moloney, Mike Limrick, Colin Mc’Carthy, Cathal Deasy, Laura Goggin, Niamh Collins and Richie O’Mahony.
Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together Fund was developed to enable colleagues to support causes that matter to them, by donating to vulnerable communities in the places where they live and work.

Both Laura and Colin donated their €500 to Union Hall RNLI, so €1,000 will go towards crew training, and the volunteer team at the station wish to thank them for becoming lifesavers and helping to power the charity's lifesaving work in saving lives at sea and on inland waterways.

The Begin Together Fund for Colleagues is one element of Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together programme which supports charities, arts organisations, community groups and not for profits that have a vision for their communities.


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