Music with Mary Stanford in Aid of RNLI Ballycotton Fundraiser

By Claire O'Donoghue

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A musical and picnic night in aid of the RNLI Ballycotton will be held on Friday, 3 August at 6.30pm. The event is free, but a donation box will be in situ for anyone to make a donation. The event takes place at the Mary Stanford. All proceeds raised go straight towards the running costs of the current lifeboat, the “Austin Lidbury” which provides such a vital service to the coastal area of Ballycotton. To entertain picnic goers, the Ukulele Band from Cobh will be giving an outdoor performance. The event welcomes all and encourages the whole family to turn out and bring their favourite picnic food and drinks, sit outside and chat in the open air. Speaking with Margie Houlihan, RNLI, she said, “The Lifeboat will at the Pier also on Sunday, August 6 as well as a visit from the Coastguard helicopter. This is an event to raise awareness and appreciation for the RNLI and its volunteers, who have had 3 call outs in the past week alone.”

This Sunday, 29 July, the musical talents of Gina and the Champions with special guest Ronan Collins will set the stage for a great night of fun and dancing at Garryvoe Hotel, in aid of the RNLI Ballycotton. Tickets are €20 and are available locally or at the door on the night. Come along for a fantastic evening, at the same time supporting the brave crew of  RNLI.

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