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Cycle in Memory of Rescue 116

Cycle in Memory of Rescue 116
Cycle in Memory of Rescue 116

Who can forget the awful events of 14th March 2017, when Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 116 crashed in Black Sod Bay with the loss of four crew? It was an appalling tragedy that stunned communities in Ireland and abroad.

It must be particularly difficult for professionals and volunteers in search and rescue organisations, and for their families, and a brutal reminder of the constant danger in which they place themselves, on our behalf.

Naomi Millar and Alan Whiteshead, paramedics in the South Western Ambulance Service in England, felt devastated by the tragedy and resolved to do something positive in memory of those that had died. Since last week they have been cycling 550 miles around the coast from Sligo to Dublin.

When they arrived yesterday at Waterford Airport, the two had increased in number (fittingly) to 116!

We are delighted to support their incredible effort and urge you to click on the link below and give them a few quid. Money raised goes to the RNLI and Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue.


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