Words from Mary on St Patrick’s Day Weekend ..... My initial target of €20,000 has been reached but I still have 1 county to run through before crossing the border to Co Wicklow and so I would like to smash this target out of the water for these unsung heroes who save lives.
2018 marks my 50th year in athletics. At the age of 65, I am now three quarters away through my epic journey, running and walking around the entire coast of Ireland.
I left Arklow on New Years morning 2018,and headed north on roads nearest the coast covering the lap of the map in an anti clockwise direction. My journey, which will take almost 4 months, is being done in aid of the RNLI Ireland. All money raised will be split between all of the Lifeboat Stations in Ireland.
I've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of RNLI and wanted to support them by raising money. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button.
The more people that know about RNLI, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
Mary Nolan Hickey
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. We provide, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With our lifeboats, safety advice and flood rescue, we are committed to preventing tragedies and tackling the international drowning epidemic. Our work is based on and driven by our values. Our volunteers and staff strive for excellence and are ...Selfless: willing to put the requirements of others before our own and the needs of the team before the individual, able to see the bigger picture and act in the best interests of the RNLI, and to be inclusive and respectful of others. Prepared to share our expertise with organisations that share our aims. Dependable: always available, committed to doing our part in saving lives with professionalism and expertise, continuously developing and improving. Working in and for the community and delivering on our promises. Trustworthy: responsible, accountable and efficient in the use of the donations entrusted to us by our supporters, managing our affairs with transparency, integrity and impartiality. Courageous: prepared to achieve our aims in changing and challenging environments. We are innovative, adaptable and determined in our mission to save more lives at sea. The RNLI in Ireland has 44 lifeboat stations operating 57 lifeboats that provide a ring of safety around the Irish coastline. This fleet enables the lifeboat service to reach at least 90% of all casualties that are within 10 nautical miles of lifeboat stations within 30 minutes of launch, in all weathers. Last year Irish Lifeboats launched 1087 times and rescued 1278 people.