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Letterkenny Flag Day for the RNLI

RNLI volunteers honoured at Titanic Museum

RNLI volunteers honoured at Titanic Museum

The charity that saves lives at sea and inland waters would like to express their thanks for everyone who supported the Flag Day last Friday.

There were numerous volunteer collectors around the streets and shopping centres of Letterkenny collecting much needed funds for the RNLI and the response from the public was magnificent when a fantastic sum of €3,730 was raised.

This money will ensure our Lifeboats are maintained in good working order around our coastlines, as well as providing our volunteer crew members with the best safety equipment and training possible. Organisers would also like to congratulate to Dr. John McFeely, Letterkenny who was honoured recently at the Annual Awards Ceremony held in the Titanic Museum, Belfast. He received an inscribed statuette for his support of the volunteer lifeboat crews in their work.

During his speech RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease said: “It all starts with the people who give their time, their donations and their expertise. Over the decades, as we have expanded our service and developed new craft and facilities; our volunteers, fundraisers and supporters have become more important than ever. Without them there is no lifeboat station, no lifeguard unit, no flood rescue team, and no coastal safety work preventing tragedies. Thank you for your support.”

 

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