Support for local RNLI from Carnlough WI

Agnes Wharry of Carnlough WI presenting a cheque to Agnes Black �from The International Committee (Special Projects) of The Womens Institute.

Agnes Wharry of Carnlough WI presenting a cheque to Agnes Black �from The International Committee (Special Projects) of The Womens Institute.

Representatives from Red Bay RNLI were presented with a cheque by members of Carnlough WI at a recent event.

The cheque for £1,000, had been raised at the Carnlough WI vintage day in July.

The ladies of Carnlough WI with guests and representatives from Red Bay Lifeboat Station and Fundraising Guild. INLT 48-803CON

The ladies of Carnlough WI with guests and representatives from Red Bay Lifeboat Station and Fundraising Guild. INLT 48-803CON

The cheque presentation event was held on Wednesday, November 16

The ladies from Carnlough WI have for many years, been loyal and enthusiastic supporters of the RNLI and especially to their local RNLI Lifeboat station at Red Bay. Living in a town on the North Eastern coast of Northern Ireland, the members are only too aware of the value of a local lifeboat.

With the help and generosity of supporters, such as Carnlough WI, the charity is able to provide the vital Lifeboat safety cover that exists around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.

The RNLI is a purely voluntary organisation without any state funding, relying solely on contributions from the public.

A cheque from Carnlough W.I. was also presented to Agnes Black from The International Committee of the W.I. (Special Projects) for their work in Romania.

The RNLI officially established a lifeboat station at Red Bay on August 26 1972.

For more information about the local RNLI station, check out the Redbay Lifeboat Facebook page.