Youghal RNLI receives two generous donations to help save lives at sea

Lifeboats News Release

Youghal RNLI were honoured to receive two generous donations from members of the community in one day recently.

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Leanne and Aisling Hehir presenting a cheque to Youghal RNLI volunteers.

On Saturday last(16 February) Youghal RNLI welcomed Aisling and Leanne Hehir to the lifeboat station. The two sisters recently celebrated their birthdays, with Aisling turning 18 and Leanne 21. Instead of gifts they asked their family and friends to make a donation to Youghal RNLI. In total they raised €590.

Patsy O’Mahoney, Helm at Youghal RNLI said: ‘We are all very touched by such a generous and thoughtful donation, we would like to sincerely thank Aisling and Leanne and everyone who helped them to celebrate their birthdays.’

The station also received a donation of €1,358 from Youghal Rotary Club, who in conjunction with the Regal Cinema, organised a fantastic fundraising night at the movies. Film goers were treated to delicious canapes, a glass of wine and a screening of the award winning documentary ‘The Camino Voyage’.

Derry Walsh, Youghal RNLI’s Lifeboat Operation Manager, said: ‘We would like to express our deep gratitude to Youghal Rotary Club, the Regal Cinema and to all who came along on the night. This donation will enable our volunteers to continue saving lives at sea.’

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Photo Details

Photo 1: Leanne and Aisling Hehir presenting a cheque to Youghal RNLI volunteers.

Photo 2: Youghal Rotary club presenting a cheque to Youghal RNLI volunteers. Also present is the General Manager of the Regal Cinema, Youghal.

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Youghal Rotary Club and the Regal Cinema presenting a cheque to Youghal RNLI volunteers

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