Aoibheanns Lighthouse is now ready for families from all over Ireland thanks to the National Retained Firefighters Association.
The figure was announced at the NRFA’s inaugural Christmas event in the Mullingar Park Hotel, before the Committee handed over a cheque to Linda O’Connell from APT for a staggering total of €116,433.00.
The generosity of retained firefighters across Ireland with their inaugural bucket collection proved immense in aid of national children’s cancer charity, Aoibheanns Pink Tie.
A spokesperson for the NRFA said: “This amazing figure in our inaugural year is a perfect example of what can be achieved when the retained Firefighters of Ireland work together as one to achieve a common goal. This figure, the awarding of the 1916 medals and the inaugural retirement awards, have all individually been great achievements by our members in 2019 as we continue to grow.”
The committee of the National Retained Firefighters Association congratulated all its members, saying ‘together you have now helped put in place a facility that will help Irish families for many years to come.’
The NRFA aim to repeat their efforts in 2020, only bigger and better. “In 2020, we must focus on doing this again only bigger and better. With your help we will achieve a second lighthouse and continue to create these beacons of hope for families in need.”
The NRFA would like to thank and recognise the enormous work undertaken by Jimmy Norman, Mick Rochford and Linda O’Connell for the children of Ireland over the last 10 years.
Senior officers also gave their time in raising funds
The NRFA have posted a lovely video on their Facebook page about their efforts on raising €166,433 for the charity and anyone looking to join the National Retained Firefighters Association or to support their effortss, you can sign up at www.nrfa.ie
Retired firefighters in Ballaghdereen also got involved.
Emergency Times comment: Well done everyone, a great selfless achievement which will no doubt make many peoples Christmas a,whole lot brighter and happier.