The Mayor of Derry, councillor Kevin Campbell, will join the volunteers of Foyle Search and Rescue tomorrow night as they patrol the river Foyle.
The organisation is the mayor’s chosen charity for the year and said he wanted to gain a better insight into the work of the local volunteers.
The Mayor will join the patrolling teams this evening and will take part in river bank patrols as well as going out on the boats.
Colr. Campbell said he wanted to show his support for the work of Foyle Search and Rescue. “I have long been a supporter of the great work of Foyle Search and Rescue and that is why I chose them as my mayoral charity for the year.
“Raising funds is one thing but I also wanted a greater appreciation of the vital and often difficult task they do for the people of this city on a nightly basis. As well as gaining first hand experience of what it is they do each night while the rest of the city sleeps, I wanted to show civic support for the fantastic work these volunteers do.
“The people of Derry are 100 per cent behind the work of Foyle Search and Rescue and I wanted to reinforce that message through this by giving them my full civic support,” he said.
Colr. Campbell also said the volunteers do a very challenging job. “As well as their work in prevention, Foyle Search and Rescue also carry out search duties. It is important to remember that there is an ongoing search at the moment and that it is a very sad time for all involved. I want to support them in that sensitive and difficult task,” he said. A