Dublin Bay Lifeboat Walk & Cycle in aid of the RNLI

11 Oct 2012

Dublin Bay WalkDun Laoghire RNLI and Howth RNLI have organised a walk and cycle around Dublin Bay on Sunday 21st October.

Participants will set off from Dun Laoghire Lifeboat Station on the south of Dublin Bay and from Howth Lifeboat Station on the north. Walkers will set off at 11.30 am and cyclists will start at 12.30 pm. The two routes will follow along the coast roads meeting in the middle at Poolbeg Yacht Club for entertainment and refreshments.

There is no entry fee, but sponsorship forms are available on request and donations are welcome. Registration will take place from 10.30am at each lifeboat station.

Participants can register their interest at RNLIwalk2012@gmail.com or text their name and contact details to 0872886795 (Howth start) or 0863895006 (Dun Laoghaire start).Funds raised will help to supply our lifeboat crews with the best equipment available to ensure their safety when saving lives at sea.

For more information please contact Tara Murphy (Howth RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer) on +353861009133 or at murphytara@eircom.net or Niamh Stephenson (RNLI Divisional Media Relations Manager) on +353871254124 or +35318900460 or at nstephenson@rnli.org.uk

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24 hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coats. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard 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 139,000 lives.