Fenit Lifeboat's a model service for English couple

Simon Brouder

Published 28/08/2013|05:36

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Fenit Lifeboat Operations Manager Gerard O'Donnell was presented with a working model replica of the Fenit Lifeboat by engineer Keith Baxter from Huddersfield. Pictured also are crew members John Moriarty, Adrian O'Mahony, Kevin Honeyman, Kevin Moriarty, Denise Lynch, Billy Moriarty and Aaron Williams.

TWO long time supporters of the Fenit RNLI lifeboat service have made a very special presentation to the volunteer crew who man and run the lifeboat.

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On Friday Keith and Diane Baxter from Huddersfield in the UK visited Fenit to present the local lifeboat volunteers with a lovingly crafted wooden replica of the Fenit lifeboat.

Keith and Diane have been visiting Kerry on holidays every year for the last 19 years and on one of their early visits they adopted Fenit Lifeboat Station, which relies entirely on public donations to operate, as their chosen charity.

Since then they've been providing regular donations to the service and they always pay a visit to Fenit to meet the crew and see the lifeboat whenever they're in Kerry.

Keith builds model motorised boats as a hobby and recently he decided to build an exact working scale model of the Fenit Lifeboat which he and his wife presented to the crew at the RNLI Station in Fenit on Friday. The replica boat will now have pride of place in the service's station at Fenit Marina.

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