Dun Laoghaire RNLI receives €6,300 from motorcycle touring club
Thanks to dedicated fundraising by members of the Dublin Motorcycle Touring Club (DMTC), RNLI Dun Laoghaire received a generous donation of €6,300 as a result of multiple events undertaken by DMTC members throughout 2023.
Founded in 1971, DMTC is the largest multi-make motorcycle club in Ireland, and selected RNLI as its charity for of the year.
Michael Donohoe from Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s fundraising branch thanked all those who took part in the fundraising endeavours to raise much needed funds for the busy Dun Laoghaire lifeboat station on Dublin Bay: ‘Our station operates an all-weather Trent class lifeboat, and a D class inshore lifeboat. The funds raised are an important support for the continuing work of the RNLI and will assist our volunteers with future lifesaving operations. We are delighted to have such strong links to the local community and wish to thank to DMTC members for their generous donation.’
Pictured at the cheque presentation meeting of Dublin Motorcycle Touring Club members are from left, Jim McGrath, DMTC chairman, John Dunne, DMTC treasurer, Dun Laoghaire RNLI crew member Moselle Hogan and Michael Donohoe, Dun Laoghaire RNLI fundraising branch.
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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