Irish musicians take to the stage to support Donegal RNLI lifeboats
World renowned musicians Paul Brady, Altan, Fidil and Carmel McCreagh are joining together to raise funds for volunteer lifeboat crews in Donegal. The artists are all giving their time and talents to play a one off special gig at the Blue Haven Hotel in Kilcar, Donegal on Friday 10 December 2010 for the RNLI.
The charity, which exists to save lives at sea, operates three lifeboat stations in Donegal at Lough Swilly. Arranmore and Bundoran, and figures released by the charity show a marked increase in the number of callouts last year.
Annual launch and rescue statistics released by the charity show that lifeboats based at the 3 stations in Donegal launched 78 times last year and rescued 69 people. The busiest lifeboat station in Donegal was Arranmore, where the volunteer crew launched 44 times and rescued 32 people. Around the entire Irish coastline and inland on Lough Erne and Lough Derg, RNLI lifeboats were launched 976 times, rescuing 1,008 people.
Now the charity that saves lives at sea is asking the public to respond to the increase in demand for the RNLI’s services and help raise vital funds by attending what is to be a spectacular evening of music, taking place in the Blue Haven Hotel, Kilcar, Co. Donegal. Tickets are €25 each and all funds raised will help the RNLI provide Donegal volunteer lifeboat crews with the training and equipment they need to continue saving lives at sea.
RNLI Events Manager, Aisling Ní Mhaoinis said: ‘We are delighted to have musicians of the calibre of Paul Brady and Altan, play a gig in aid of the lifeboats. These artists fill huge venues around the world and we are honoured to have them give their time for nothing to provide an amazing night’s entertainment to raise funds for the RNLI.’
This event is sure to sell out fast so we are asking people who are interested in attending to contact the RNLI on 01 895 1800 or at email@example.com to buy their tickets. The RNLI participates in, and runs, numerous exciting events and always welcomes new supporters. There is great satisfaction in knowing that by attending an event in aid of the lifeboats a person has helped raise vital funds for the training of volunteer lifeboat crews.
For information on RNLI events log on to rnli.ie/events or call 1800 789 589 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the Ireland and the UK. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations with 43 in Ireland. The RNLI is independent of the Coast Guard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland and registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736)
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