Waterford Marine Search & Rescue team are awarded for their ‘helping hand’

Date Published : October 13th, 2013    Published By : admin

Volunteers of Waterford Marine Search and Rescue are proud recipients of Spar's 'Helping Hand Community Award'. The competition winners saw 26 prizes of €1,000, 5 prizes of €2,800 and finally one prize of a whopping €10,000 up for grabs.

Olympic Gold medallist Katie Taylor, patron of the fund, had this to say 'The response to the competition was amazing and entries flooded in from every corner of the country, but the overall winner, Waterford Marine Search & rescue stood out from the start.

Waterford Marine Search & Rescue were selected as Overall national Winners and were awarded a prize of €10,000.  WMSAR Vice Chairman Declan Barry says the money will help go towards the purchase of a new Search & Rescue base in Waterford. “It is hoped the new base will be fitted out with an operations room, conference room, training room, a canteen and shower and toilet facilities”.

A ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign is currently underway by Waterford Marine Search & Rescue to help donations for the new building. Here is a link to the page:

Watch the video of the awards.

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