Two Events Raise €4,000 For Fenit RNLI

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Daniel Doyle and Mark Cushen with Fenit RNLI after presenting a cheque for €1,500, the proceeds from the lads doing an Ironman challenge.

FUNDS from an Ironman challenge and an event where people took a rowing machine on top of a mountain benefitted a worthy organisation recently.

The rescue service provided by the volunteer crew of Fenit RNLI was shown great appreciation once again at the presentation of funds raised by the two separate events.

Local athletes Daniel Doyle, Fenit and Mark Cushen, Castlegregory, both of whom have historical connections with the lifeboat service completed an ironman challenge in Austria on July 2nd raising €1500 for the Fenit RNLI.

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In a separate event organised by the Tralee Rowing Club, based in Fenit, almost €2500 was raised for the lifeboat service.

The club organised a novel event at the top of Torc mountain on a rowing machine covering a distance of 116 kilometres, in honour of the Irish Coastguard helicopter R116 lost off the coast of Mayo in March.

The presentation of almost €2,500 from a rowing challenge.

At the presentation, the fundraisers kindly acknowledged that having a lifeboat based in Tralee Bay provides additional comfort and security to them knowing that there are volunteers on standby at all times if their assistance is required.

Mike O’Connor, Fundraising Committee Fenit RNLI expressed sincere thanks to the people who went to great effort to raise funds for the RNLI and acknowledged the generosity of all the fundraisers and donors who support the RNLI. Commenting at the event, Mike added “there is a great affiliation between the voluntary RNLI crew and the voluntary fundraising efforts made by many people, for which the Fenit RNLI is extremely appreciative and we look forward to continuing to serve all users of the sea”.


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