Portmarnock Swimmers Go To Sea For St Francis Hospice

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KAREN O’MARA, organiser of the Portmarnock Christmas Swim talks to Conor Doyle about the 2014 event which will raise funds for St Francis Hospice in Raheny.

Portmarnock resident Billy Jesson passed away in the Raheny Hospice and this year his family and friends are pledging all funds raised by the swim to St Francis’s as a token of their appreciation for the great kindness and care that was shown to Billy in his last days.

The swim is an annual event that is a much loved and enjoyed element in the Portmarnock Christmas calendar. The sea is bracingly cold and the company warm and enjoyable.

For information about St Francis Hospice: www.sfh.ie

Duration: 7'47" DATE: December 18, 2014
Interviewer:Conor Doyle
Producer:Conor Doyle
Interviewee:Karen O'Mara
Themes:Community Events
Keywords:Christmas Swim, St Francis Hospice, Charities, Community Events
LocationNorth co Dublin Time Period:2014
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20141218_NST_001.mp3
Rights:Creative Commons License
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