RNLI raises cool €2,800 at annual Christmas fair
LIFEBOATS EVENT STREAM OF PEOPLE TO SUPPORT WORTHY CAUSE
THE Bray Branch of the RNLI had their Christmas Fair last Saturday, and raised in the region of € 2,800 for the lifeboat charity.
On offer on the day were Christmas cakes, mince pies, festive cards and books, as well as a bottle stall and raffle, mistletoe, holly and plants.
Chairperson of the Bray branch, Brian Connor, said that the committee members were all delighted with the great turn out at the Little Flower Hall on Saturday morning.
He added that the RNLI mascot, ‘Salty’ was there and sat outside to welcome visitors, decked out in all his necessary safety equipment.
There was a steady stream of people going in to the hall, beside the Holy Redeemer Church, to see what kind of bargains they could pick up and also help a very worthy cause.
Brian said that the RNLI costs run very high, remarking that the cost of launching a lifeboat for a rescue is about € 1,000. While there is no lifeboat stationed in Bray, there are boats at Dun Laoghaire and Wicklow that would cover the east coast area.
The Bray branch had their annual collection recently, which yielded more than €8,000.
They also hold smaller events throughout the year, including quizzes and raffles.
The workers take a minute from their busy schedules for a picture at the RNLI Christmas Sale in the Little Flower Hall.