Wexford Sub Aqua’s frosty fundraising swim a boost for Kilmore Quay RNLI

Last Sunday Wexford Sub Aqua Club presented the Kilmore Quay branch of the RNLI with a cheque for €1,000 raised by members and friends of the club at their annual Christmas Swim. The presentation was done just before the crew went out for their scheduled morning training exercise.

Wexford Sub Aqua fundraise Kilmore Quay RNLI

Wexford Sub Aqua Club present Kilmore Quay RNLI with a cheque for €1,000 (Credit Ivan Donoghue)

This year’s swim was noticeable due to the temperature of the water, which swimmers commented on as being the coldest since the club started to do the event. Swim organiser Ivan Donoghue said that “it was so cold,  that while swimmers walked to the waters 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.  We thank 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 22nd at 10.30am.  It is a 5 mile fun run/walk around the scenic Kilmore Quay village and registration is at the dive clubhouse overlooking the Saltee islands. €10 entry for adults.

The club are currently in the process of teaching our five new members how to dive. If you’d like more information about Wexford Sub Aqua club or would like to join visit their Facebook page, or by email divewexford@gmail.com

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