iCare's Helps Fund Vital Underwater Communication Equipment
18th April 2018
iCare representative Laura McDonald recently met with members of Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service to donate £2500 on behalf of the charity. The monetary donation will go towards funding a vital piece of underwater communication equipment which will aid any search and rescue missions for loved ones lost through drowning incidents on the rivers, lakes and sea throughout Ireland. The equipment will help the team to locate and recover bodies more easily and aid communication between team members to help keep them safe in the water.
The voluntary service operates across the 32 counties of Ireland and is available 365 days per year, with a 24/7 emergency inshore rescue boat on call for any incident that may occur on the River Boyne. On cold winter nights volunteers give of their time and can be found, waiting and ready to save lives.
Like many other self-funded groups across Ireland, Boyne Fisherman’s Rescue and Recovery are no different, currently operating the services they provide without any state funding. The service relies heavily on the generosity of the public and businesses at various fundraising events they schedule throughout the year.
Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service has become a linked resource to the National Ambulance Service in recent years as the Community First Responders operating in the Drogheda area - proving ever more that often two heads, or in this case services, are better than one. With the continuous list of services provided by Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery, iCare is delighted that they can contribute to another vital service which operates within the wider community.