Swims and dips cheques presented

Independent TD Verona Murphy at the Fethard-on-Sea lifeboat cheque presentation.

By Dan Walsh

Fundraising for the lifeboats is a popular activity around Christmas and the generosity of coastline supporter has been reflected in the presentation of cheques at Fethard-on-Sea and Kilmore Quay recently.

Hooked on Swimming’s ’12 Swims of Christmas’ raised €15,260 for Fethard-on-Sea RNLI with a little help from their friends.

The funds were raised through a Go Fund Me page, coffee morning, grand raffle and support from local businesses.

As part of the total raised, they were thrilled to receive a substantial donation of €6,750 from Siemens Energy, who wished to support one of their employees, Siobhan Redmond, as she undertook the 12 swims.

The brave ’20 Dips in December’ fundraiser for Kilmore Quay RNLI Lifeboat was a huge success and raised €6,817 and the cheque has been presented.

In a message on social media, Kilmore Quay Lifeboat said; “A huge thank you to all involved especially Charlie the Kippers mascot a special mention to teenager Tommy who raised a whopping €1,641 congratulations to everyone involved!”

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