Deceased's family raise €16k for Sea rescue unit

Dónal Nolan

The family of a man who died suddenly of medical complications in Ballybunion last year have made an incredible gesture of gratitude to the rescue service that battled to save his life - in the shape of a cheque for €16,330.

Now, the Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue Service is communicating its heartfelt thanks in return to the family of the late Jerry Molyneaux after a golf classic they organised in Jerry's memory got an amazing response.

Meanwhile, the unit is also thanking staff at the Tarbert Allcare Pharmacy after they raised €850 via a special campaign that included a coffee morning for the voluntary coastal rescue team.

"The Molyneaux family were delighted to present Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue Service with a cheque for €16,330.

"On behalf of all our members in the Unit I would like to say how grateful we are to the Molyneaux Family for such a generous contribution and to thank all those involved who worked so hard to make the Jerry's memorial golf classic such a success," unit PRO Frank O'Connor said.

"The second fundraiser was held by Eithne Griffin of Tarbert Allcare Pharmacy who raised €850 through their 'Gift for Good' campaign and a coffee morning. Without people like the Molyneaux family and Eithne Griffin, and all who helped to raise funds for us over the years, Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue Service simply couldn't exist. It's the public who make it possible," Frank said.


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