Foyle Search & Rescue are pleased to have been recognised by the Department for Transport in the latest round of the Inshore & Inland Rescue Boat Grant Funding Scheme.
The grant supports Search & Rescue organisations in and around inland and inshore waterways.
The Maritime Minister, Mr John Hayes, made the announcement this morning that water rescue charities in the UK & Northern Ireland had been awarded £913,000.
Foyle Search & Rescue has been awarded £42,000 that will go towards the costs of purchasing a new boat.
Stephen Twells Chairman said “It is our sole aim to continue the vital lifesaving work we do and continue to prevent and intervene in suicide attempts that occur in and around the river Foyle area. It has been a remarkable week for the Charity with the recent launch of our extension and now the announcement that we have been granted some of the cost towards the purchase of a new boat. This funding will continue to support the Charity our lifesaving work and obtain a faster response on emergency call outs.”