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Friday 20 October 2017

Marinewatch fund raising concert was a big success

By David tucker

Marinewatch volunteers Joanne Smith Beaver, Linda Mc Gloughlin and Lisa Kavanagh.
Marinewatch volunteers Joanne Smith Beaver, Linda Mc Gloughlin and Lisa Kavanagh.
Canon Arthur Minion, Eileen Treacy and Austin Treacy, Barntown Wexford.

THERE was a great line-up of performers at Bride Street Church on Thursday night (May 12) to raise funds for Wexford Marinewatch, who provide Suicide Prevention Patrols several nights a week along Wexford's Quayfront.

The 'One Night of Music & Song' fund raiser was headed up by Bride Street Folk Group, with other acts including former mayor George Lawlor, Roisin Dempsey, The Gallivants, Mick Lawlor & Trad Group, Joe Curran, Nadine and John Roche, John and Anita Cullen, Catherine 'Biddy' Walsh, Janette and Tammy Sidney, and the fantastic Wexford Jersey Boys - Pat Lawlor, James McDermott, Eric Hayes and Brian Kelly.

The show, which raised in the region of €2,000, was organised by Marinewatch volunteer Declan Geoghegan, attracted a large and appreciative crowd.

Wexford Marinewatch receives no State funding and is reliant on people's generosity for its existence.

The organisation, which was founded in 2012, has prevented the loss of 79 lives and dealt with nearly 190 incidents since its formation.

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