Swilly Sound present RNLI with money raised from ‘Shores of the Swilly’
Musicians from the Inishowen group SwillySound have presented Lough Swilly RNLI with a cheque for €5,400 following their recording of ‘The Shores of The Swilly’.
This hauntingly beautiful song was written by multi award winning songwriter Phil Coulter, who tragically lost his sister and brother in separate incidents on Lough Swilly.
Recorded during lockdown as a fundraising initiative and involving contributors from as far away as South East Asia the group had to overcome many obstacles to complete the project.
One of the group members, Louise Doherty said: “On behalf of all of us at SwillySound we would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this project.
“We are very grateful for the generosity of all the people who have made a donation. We are so privileged to have these brave RNLI volunteers who selflessly risk their lives in all kinds of atrocious conditions to save the lives of others. “Please continue to support Lough Swilly RNLI and help prevent further loss of life in the water.”
Founded in 1988, Lough Swilly RNLI have launched 680 times, rescued 776 people, and saved 57 lives. They are totally reliant on donations from the public to continue to provide this vital service.
SwillySound told how all involved are delighted with the funds raised, and the support from their local community and further afield.