OVER 30 brave souls went out in the driving wind and rain to raise funds for Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning from O’Donnell’s Mounthawk.
Unfortunately, the elements were very much against the participants, but it’s vital that these events are held.
“The cycle is very important for us,” said Tom McCormack, Chairman and Medical Officer of Fenit Lifeboat. “It raises about €8,000 every year for the Lifeboat.”
“We have a number of fundraising events every year because to run a Lifeboat station is very expensive,” said Gerard O’Donnell, the Lifeboat Operations Manager. “A call-out would cost about €8,500, between the the boat costs, training etc, so these fundraising events are very important.”
The cyclists set off at 10.30pm and went to Farranfore, Castleisland and back to O’Donnell’s Mounthawk for refreshments and to dry off. Well done to all involved.
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