Howth Sailing and Boating Club were recognised at an awards ceremony held by the charity recently at Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park.
It was a very special occasion at this year’s RNLI Annual Presentation of Awards as it marked the 190th anniversary of the charity that saves lives at sea and on inland waters. The awards recognise fundraising and operational volunteers from across Ireland for their role in raising funds and awareness for the RNLI and in doing so supporting the volunteer lifeboat crews in their work.
Guest of honour for the occasion was RNLI chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease, who handed out awards to 61 volunteers. Other attendees included the British Ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott CMG, Commodore Hugh Tully, Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, Breda Collins, Chairperson of Irish Water Safety and Yvonne Shields, Chief Executive of the Commissioners of Irish Lights.
Howth Sailing and Boating Club received a Record of Thanks and Commodore John Craddock collected this award. The club have been long standing supporters of the RNLI in Howth. due particularly to the continuing efforts of Mr Frank Whelan who oversees an annual barbecue and donate the funds raised from this event to Howth lifeboat station. This years donation was €1400.