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Fethard RNLI receives €1,140 for new lifeboat appeal

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Fethard RNLI was presented with a cheque for €1,140 following a Gala Evening of Music & Song towards the charity’s Special Appeal in aid of a new inshore lifeboat which is due on service at the end 2017.

A Gala evening of music in aid of Fethard RNLI

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A Gala evening of music in aid of Fethard RNLI

The gala evening of music and song was held in Colfers Pub, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford on Friday 21st of October and was arranged by a local man in support of Fethard Lifeboat station who were involved in his rescue in August of this year.

Pat Murphy, spokesperson for the event said: ‘I had need to call on the services of the Fethard RNLI in August of this year. The service the volunteer lifeboat crew provide is outstanding. In return it is with delight that I can support the station with their appeal in aid of a new inshore lifeboat. I wish to thank the musicians and sponsors without their support the night could not have happen. The night was kindly hosted in Colfers Pub, Carrig on Bannow and we wish to extend our thank you to John and Kate Murphy, together with Marcus Redmond for providing the sound and Deskin Design for designing posters, all of which ensured a tremendous evening of enjoyment for all who attended’

Oonagh Hearne Messette, Fethard RNLI Fundraising Chair said: ‘The community support behind our appeal is truly outstanding. Pat Murphy and his team created a night to remember all in aid of supporting his local lifeboat station’.

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