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Lions fund raise for Mourne Mountain Rescue

On Saturday 18th  May, Newcastle Lions Club will hold their annual street collection in aid of the building fund for Mourne  Mountain Rescue. Mourne  Mountain  Rescue became the first  mountain rescue team in  Ireland when they were started in  1962. They are currently based  at the  PSNI  station in  Newcastle but the hope is they will soon be able to begin building their new base  to be located at  Shanslieve  Drive/ Bryansford  Road at the foot of the  Mournes. In 2021 the team had thirty six members who are on call 24 hours each day ,they responded to 100 call outs and helped 130 people. They are 100% voluntary and work with the NIAS /Hart  paramedics, PSNI, Coast Guard and the Irish Coast Guard. Newcastle Lions Club President  Liz  Murphy met up with  VDG Marian  Mc Greevy and  MMRT Harry  Teggarty to discuss the collection , she hopes it will be a great success and asks the public to give their support.

Photo, Newcastle Lions President Liz Murphy with  VDG Marian  Mc Greevy and MMRT  Harry  Teggarty discuss the collection



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