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  • Northside West

St Michael’s row for the RNLI

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 4:00pm
St Michael’s row for the RNLI

The St Michael’s Rowing Club Dún Laoghaire raised €9,289 for the RNLI as part of their fundraising effort for the Celtic Challenge.

St Michael’s row for the RNLI

The St Michael’s Rowing Club Dún Laoghaire raised €9,289 for the RNLI as part of their fundraising effort for the Celtic Challenge.

THE St Michael’s Rowing Club in Dún Laoghaire raised €9,289 for the RNLI as part of their fundraising effort for the Celtic Challenge.

The cheque was presented at the beginning of the week as a result of their efforts in May.

Two crews from the St Michael’s Club entered the Challenge, a mixed crew rowing in a skiff and a ladies’ crew in a Celtic longboat, in a 160km race across the Irish Sea, from Arklow to Aberystwyth.

The cheque was presented to RNLI representatives at the beginning of last week.

The club has been taking part in the Celtic Challenge since 1997 and raising funds for various charities, but this is the highest amount raised so far.

“The Celtic Challenge is not just about proving the endurance of a team while crossing the Irish Sea, but it is also about how that team dedicates time, energy and passion to support a worthy cause,” said Cathy Brooks, who completed the Challenge this year for the first time.

The St Michael’s Club thank their sponsors Newstalk, Morton Coaches, Jones Engineering, The Graduate and Healthy Ireland for their support, as well as everybody who donated for their generosity.

“We are grateful to all our sponsors, families, friends, work colleagues and supporters who donated and helped us raise these funds for the RNLI and the amazing service they provide,” said Vincent Scully, Fundraising Coordinator for the event.

St Michael’s Rowing Club was founded in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in the early 1920s. Today the club consists of over 100 members, from all walks of life.

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