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Blackwater club benefits from Lotto funding

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 5:56pm

Fermoy’s Blackwater Sub Aqua Club was one of the thousands of projects around the country supported by the National Lottery’s ‘good causes’ initiative in 2017.
Over €225 million – in excess of €600,000 a day – was raised for worthy causes around Ireland last year, the National Lottery has announced.

The Blackwater Sub Aqua Club has been involved in at least 200 search and recovery operations all over the country. When called upon, members organise time off from their jobs to carry out their vital work.

Key to their life-saving operations is the equipment they use. National Lottery ‘good causes’ funding has helped the club to maintain and purchase new equipment and boats.

National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin, said 2017 had been a very special year. “We celebrated our 30th anniversary and passed the magic milestone of raising €5 billion for good causes since we were sent up in 1987,” he said.

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