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Wednesday 26 September 2018

Christmas swim helps to keep RNLI at sea

The handing-over of the cheque from Wexford Sub Aqua Club to the Kilmore Quay branch of the RNLI (from left): Tony Parle, Trevor Devereux, Niall McGee, Michael Rossiter, Derek McDonnell (in water), Johnny Moore, Nick Kendall, Sam Nunn, Alan Hinchy, and Eugene Kehoe
The handing-over of the cheque from Wexford Sub Aqua Club to the Kilmore Quay branch of the RNLI (from left): Tony Parle, Trevor Devereux, Niall McGee, Michael Rossiter, Derek McDonnell (in water), Johnny Moore, Nick Kendall, Sam Nunn, Alan Hinchy, and Eugene Kehoe

Esther Hayden

Wexford Sub Aqua Club presented the Kilmore Quay branch of the RNLI with a cheque for €1,000 recently.

The presentation was done just before the crew went out for one of its scheduled morning training exercise. The money was raised by members and friends of the club at their annual Christmas Swim.

This year's swim was memorable due to the temperature of the water which swimmers said was the coldest since the club started the event.

Swim organiser, Ivan Donoghue said: 'It was so cold that while swimmers walked to the water's edge the sand was cracking under their feet. We braved the water for a few minutes, but the members of all the RNLI face such conditions on every call they go on. Thanks to everyone who took part, those who sponsored the swimmers and the Kilmore Quay RNLI for being there to protect the people who use the waters around the Saltee Islands.'

The club's next event is on Sunday April 22 at 10.30 a.m. It is a 5 mile fun run/walk around the scenic Kilmore Quay village and registration is at the clubhouse. €10 entry for adults.

Five new members are currently being taught how to dive. For more details log onto the club's Facebook page or email divewexford@gmail.com.

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