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Irish Ferries Supports Garda Charity Row

Picturedt in Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park to announce Irish Ferries sponsorship of the ‘Chris Crossing’ charity row across the Irish Sea is Irish Ferries’ Marie McCarthy with a member of the rowing team, Garda Sgt Ken Hoare.
Irish Ferries Supports Garda Charity Row

Irish Ferries has linked up with An Garda Siochana to support their forthcoming ‘Chris Crossing’ charity boat row across the Irish Sea, the aim being to raise some €50,000 for the National Neurosurgical Centre at Beaumont Hospital.

Planned in memory of Garda Chris Byrne, who passed away in March 2016 as a result of a brain tumour, the event is being undertaken by 12 Gardaí from Dublin’s Store Street station. The 12-15 hours crossing from Dublin to Holyhead will take place in late May/early June, depending on weather conditions.

Irish Ferries will provide transport and other logistics support required to guarantee the success of the undertaking.

As part of the build-up, celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment will participate with Gardai in staging on-street rowing demonstrations at two Dublin city centre locations on Saturday 30th April when they will row the equivalent of 500 metres as part of a Top Gear-themed time challenge. Participants also plan to raise money through a bucket collection at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium prior to the Ireland v Holland soccer international on 29th May.

A wider appeal for subscriptions asks members of the public to text Beaumont to 50300 to make a €4 donation, or on line at www.beaumontfundraising.ie

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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