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Motorcyclists raise funds for Lough Swilly lifeboat 16.10.15

MOTORCYCLISTS in Donegal have raised €2,500 for the Lough Swilly RNLI in Buncrana.
A formal presentation ceremony between members of the Errigal Motor Cycle Club and RNLI crew and officials took place last weekend at the lifeboat's Ned's Point station.
The €2,500 was the proceeds of Errigal Motor Cycle's Championship Race Day held at the Inishowen Quad Safari grounds outside Buncrana.
The members, supporters and sponsors of Errigal Motorcycle Club hosted the day in recognition of the "exceptional" work of the RNLI community volunteers.
Pictured at the presentation of €2,500 by Errigal Motor Cycle Club to the RNLI Buncrana are, back from left, Lee Magee RNLI; Francis Bourne RNLI; George O' Hagan second coxswain. Front row from left, John McCarter, station operations manager; Eunan McConnell DLA; Mark Barnett, coxswain; Gregory McDaid, station mechanic; Garry Stewart, Errigal Motor Cycle Club chairman; Sylvia Lochart, Errigal Motor Cycle Club secretary and Tony Brown, Errigal Motor Cycle Club vice-chairman.
The crew recently took delivery of the country's first state-of-the-art RNLI Shannon Class lifeboat.
Errigal Motor Cycle Club vice-chairman Tony Brown said: “On behalf of the club I am delighted to be presenting a cheque to the RNLI, Buncrana, for their exceptional work and bravery on behalf of mariners all over Ireland and UK waters.
"I am closely involved in the commercial and leisure angling communities and see at first hand their dedication and commitment as community volunteers.
"I am also working in the development and manufacture of Mullion personal flotation devices at the Sioen Ireland Factory in Gweedore (and) I know how important the whole issue of safety and sea survival occupies every working day of RNLI crews.”
Tony also thanked members, supporters and sponsors for their generous contributions and riders for passing up their winning fees. He also thanked Inishowen Quad Safari for the use of their "excellent ground facilities".
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