Guinness Cork Jazz Festival raises €16,590 for the RNLI

11 November 2015
By David O’Sullivan
david@TheCork.ie

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The RNLI’s partnership with this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival has raised €16,590 for the charity that saves lives at sea.

The proceeds were raised through a successful fundraising prize draw, which saw raffle tickets sold throughout Cork and beyond in the run up to this year’s festival which took place from 22-26 October.

The winner of the first prize trip for two for five nights to New Orleans including flights and accommodation was Kathleen Kelleher from Ballyphehane. Michael Hickey from Dungourney took the second prize of two tickets to Van Morrison and one night bed and breakfast in a Dublin hotel while Fiona Hanley from Courtmacsherry won the third prize which was a two night midweek bed and breakfast break at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney.

The RNLI has eight lifeboat stations in County Cork located in Youghal, Ballycotton, Crosshaven, Kinsale, Courtmacsherry, Union Hall, Baltimore and Castletownbere.

Thanking everyone involved with the fundraiser, Mary Creedon, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager said: ‘We were delighted to be associated with this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and are thankful to the organisers for choosing the charity that saves lives at sea.

‘Last year lifeboats in Cork launched 163 times and brought 255 people safely to shore. Thanks to everyone who sold or bought a ticket in the run up to the jazz festival and over the course of the festival weekend, we were able to raise a wonderful sum of money which will now be used to provide our volunteers with the first class training and equipment they need to carry out their lifesaving work.’

REPRO FREE Provision 100915 Singer Niamh O'Connor, musicians Mick Cuddihy, bass, Barry Mangan, guitar, Rory Power, drummer with RNLI Crosshaven crewmen Garry Heslin , helm rt., Ritchie Kelleher, helm and Harry O'Rourke , helmet in inshore lifeboat Miss Betty on Cork City Docks yest. as RNLI chosen to be Cork Jazz Festival’s official charity partner Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision The Cork Jazz Festival has chosen the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, to  be its 2015 official charity partner. The announcement was made in Cork City today (Thursday 10 September) as the  RNLI launched a fundraising prize draw, which will see raffle tickets sold throughout  Cork and beyond in the run up to this year’s Cork Jazz Festival which starts on  Friday 23 October and runs to Monday 26. Tickets cost €5 with entrants in with a chance of winning one of three top prizes: a  trip for two for five nights to New Orleans including flights and accommodation; two  tickets to Van Morrison and one night bed and breakfast at the Radisson Blu St  Helen’s Hotel in Dublin; and a two night midweek bed and breakfast break at the  Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney.    The RNLI has eight lifeboat stations in County Cork located in Youghal, Ballycotton,  Crosshaven, Kinsale, Courtmacsherry, Union Hall, Baltimore and Castletownbere.  Last year alone, Cork RNLI lifeboats launched 163 times to a variety of call outs  bringing 255 people safely to shore. Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision
Singer Niamh O’Connor, musicians Mick Cuddihy, bass, Barry Mangan, guitar, Rory Power, drummer with RNLI Crosshaven crewmen Garry Heslin , helm rt., Ritchie Kelleher, helm and Harry O’Rourke , helmet in inshore lifeboat Miss Betty on Cork City Docks
Pic Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision 

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