Rescue unit gets over €44,000 to buy vehicle

Killarney Water Rescue Unit is a voluntary-based service that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year

Killarney Water Rescue is to receive a grant of €44,600 for the purchase of a vehicle.

It is part of an allocation of €223,022.87 in CLÁR funding for four community first responder groups in Kerry.

The funding will be used to purchase vehicles designed to transport people who have mobility issues or those being treated for cancer.

Community groups that perform roles such as transporting blood samples from hospitals and delivering medication will also be supported under the initiative

The Kerry Cancer Support Group will receive €100,000 for the purchase of a wheelchair accessible vehicle, Baile Mhuire CLG will receive €50,000 for the purchase of a vehicle and Banna Community Rescue Boats Ireland has been allocated a grant of €28,4222.87, also for the purchase of a vehicle.

Announcing details, Education Minister and Kerry TD, Norma Foley, said the funding that will ensure that four vital first responder community groups in Kerry can continue to provide excellent care and key voluntary services to some of the most vulnerable, enhancing the communities they serve.

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