Lidl give €1,000 to Marine Watch
WEXFORD Marine Watch were selected as Charity of the Week and received a generous donation of €1,000 from Lidl Ireland as part of the new initiative in the Lidl Community Works Programme.
Wexford Marine Watch have over 90 trained volunteers who help prevent the loss of life, as well as making people aware of the dangers of the water and provide assistance to anyone who may be in difficulty. Since the group’s inception, nobody has lost their life through suicide in Wexford Harbour to date.
Lidl Wexford Store Manager Edgars Spoles said: ‘Myself and my team in Wexford are proud to have selected Wexford Marine Watch as our Charity of the Week. Since setting up in December 2012, Wexford Marine Watch has become an integral support function in Wexford with its Suicide Prevention Patrols along the quays in Wexford.’
Participants from swim sroups 6,7 and 8. Síofra Twomey and Ruarí Ryan at the event on Curracloe beach. Sean Logue.
The cheque is presented outside Lidl’s Wexford store (from left): Edgars Spole, Store Manager; Madeline White, Customer Assistant; Damien McClean, SOM Lidl; Frank Flanagan, Wexford Marine Watch; Rob Denby, Wexford Marine Watch; and Nicola Jordan, Deputy Store Manager.