Ennis CBS Comes To The Aid Of Clare Civil Defence

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Fri Jun 20 2008

The investment follows a donation of EU1,155 to the service by students and staff of Ennis CBS. The money was raised at a recent ‘No Uniform Day’ held at the primary school, as part of its membership of the Green-Schools programme.

Green-Schools is an international environmental education programme and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole-school action for the environment.

"Everyone at Ennis CBS feels that Clare Civil Defence is worthy of receiving the funds raised as it continues to provide an invaluable service to all members of the community", explained Ms. Noreen Skerritt, Green Flag Programme coordinator and teacher at Ennis CBS.

She pointed out that most people were unaware that Clare Civil Defence was a volunteer-based organisation and that all members gave freely of their time to acquire skills that are be vital to the local community in times of need.

Ms. Skerritt continued, "Acquiring these skills involves many hours of training, which is why it is essential that these volunteers are provided with the necessary equipment. We are delighted, therefore, that the service has decided to invest the donated funds in two new kayaks."

"The staff and students of Ennis CBS have every confidence that this investment will make an excellent organisation even better by enabling Civil Defence volunteers to respond to emergency situations more quickly and efficiently. Everyone at the school wishes the service continued success in the future and would like to pay special tribute to the wonderful volunteer ethos that exists within the Clare Civil Defence organisation", she stated.

Mr. Liam Griffin, Clare Civil Defence Officer, said that the members of Clare Civil Defence were delighted with the support they had received from Ennis CBS.

He added, "With that financial support our organisation will now be in a better position to assist with other emergency services in various search/rescue and search/recovery operations on the many waterways that exist throughout County Clare. We would also like to thank Ennis CBS for recognising the work our volunteer members perform within our local community."

Students and staff of Ennis CBS this week presented a cheque for EUR1155 to Mr. Liam Griffin at the Clare Civil Defence Headquarters, Quin Road, Ennis.
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