The Lough Credit Union Sponsors The Lough Scouts

The Lough Credit Union Proudly Sponsors The Lough Scouts

As we often and loudly boast, at The Lough Credit Union, WE LOVE OUR LOCALS. We are a community run organisation whose sole passion is helping our members and those residing within our community. With that in mind, we were delighted to yet again put our money where our mouth is and sponsor The Lough Scouts for their annual calendar this year.

 

The Lough Scouts

The Lough Scouts is a fantastic, local organisation who strive to provide a service for children and teenagers in our community. This organisation provides a fun, safe space where members can release their creativity, socialise, learn new skills and create a close-knit, life-long friend base.

Details of The Lough Scout’s Sponsorship

The Lough Credit Union has always supported The Lough Scouts. Indeed, we are one of their key, founding sponsors. Due to this, we will always do our best to help them whenever we can. With the above said, this year we are delighted to follow our tradition of donating €100 to The Lough Scouts for their annual calendar. This is a great source of income for The Lough Scouts, which allows its members to take pride in their organisation with their calendar hanging proudly in their homes for the year. Of course, it’s also a great way to spread the news of a positive outlet within our community and get others interested in joining and volunteering for such a worthwhile organisation!

 

The children and volunteers at The Lough Scouts were so joyful and thankful when presented with their sponsorship and seeing the smiles on the members faces was more than we would have asked for. If you or your child are not already affiliated with this fantastic group of people you should certainly get onto them straight away because they really are a great group of people.

The Lough Credit Union sponsors a large host of charities and different organisations throughout the year. To keep up-to-date with who we sponsor and with our other going-ons, follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and our mailing list.

The Lough Credit Union – Togher & Bandon Road – staff@loughcu,ie – 021 496 3384

The Lough Credit Union Sponsors Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery

The Lough Credit Union Sponsors Large Amount to Cork City Persons Search and Recovery

As many of you many know, last week was Credit Union Week, and what better way to finish it off than by giving €1,000 in sponsorship to a fantastic charity?

On Friday, 20th October, 2017, The Lough Credit Union generously donated €1,000 to Cork City Missing Person Search and Recovery and you can see why below:

 

Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery

Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery has been around for the past 13 years and has been providing a much needed and appreciated service to our local communities. A registered charity based in Cork City, CCMPSAR conducts land and water based missing persons searches throughout Cork city & county and Ireland. Their services are free of charge and they will respond to call outs from Gardaí, Coast guard and family members of missing persons.

The service that they provide to the community or  family of a missing person is like no other. CCMPSAR meet these families in their darkest hour. Oftentimes, these families never knew that a voluntary service such as CCMPSAR existed, but they are always so thankful once known.  Speaking of their services, Chairman Edwin O’Sullivan states that,

“It is important to us to give these families hope and reassurance from the time they meet us that we will do everything within our power to search for and recover their loved one. Our search lengths vary from days to weeks to months and for this time we will continue to search. We utilize various pieces of equipment  such as boats, side scan sonar, which takes a live video feed of the river bed from our boat, a remote air drone and our dive section”.

 

Details of Sponsorship

The Lough Credit Union has always known about Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery and has wanted to donate for a long time. With this in mind, we reached out and contacted CCMPSAR to sponsor them €1,000, which they will use towards equipment and their services. It is important to The Lough Credit Union that we help our local community as much as humanly possible. We care about each person in our community and want our community to know just how much we care. We are thrilled to be able to give to such a worthy cause and to have our support mean so much to them.

L-R: Chris O’Donovan, John Daly, Edwin O’Sullivan, Irene O’Keefe, Pádraig Power

Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery’s Thanks to The Lough Credit Union

Following on from the above, Chairmand Ediwn O’Sullivan stated:

“The sponsorship from the Lough Credit Union will help us in the maintenance and purchasing of new equipment. It will ensure that our crew members will be able to provide our service in a safe manner. Without donations such as this, our searches would be a lot harder both mentally and physically. We are absolutely honoured that we where chosen by The Lough Credit Union and would like to thank them for the service they have provided us for years”.

The Lough Credit Union sponsors a large host of charities and different organisations throughout the year. To keep up-to-date with who we sponsor and with our other going-ons, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our mailing list.

The Lough Credit Union – Togher & Bandon Road – staff@loughcu,ie – 021 496 3384

Cork Is Rowing Its Way To Success – Mark O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll & Denise Walsh With Cork Credit Unions

Cork & Irish Rowers – Ireland’s New Heroes

Never has the phrase, ‘row, row, row your boat’ been so current than since Paul and Gary O’Donovan took the silver for Ireland at the Olympics.

Ever since, rowing has been a hot topic and has set a new beginning for Irish athletes. Though Paul and Gary are indeed heroes, we have had a surge in Irish rowing talents, as seen below in our image with Mark O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll and Denise Walsh.

L-R: Walter Power, Treasurer of Cork Chapter of Credit Unions, Mark O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll, Denise Walsh and John Colbert, Chairman of Cork Chapter of Credit Unions (click to enlarge picture).

 

Irish rowers are a huge inspiration to us all, showing that through hard work and dedication, amazing new heights can be achieved.

Congratulations to Mark O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll and Denise Walsh

With the above in mind, we want to say a massive congratulations to Mark O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll and Denise Walsh, all of whom have been performing outstandingly at the World Rowing Championships and demonstrating just how powerful us Corkonians can be!

We wish Mark, Shane and Denise our absolute best in their races later on today, all competing for gold for themselves, their country and their county; Cork.

Cork Credit Unions Supporting Rowing

Credit Unions countrywide are banding together and supporting rowing, but this is particularly so in the Cork Chapter XI. All of us Credit Unions in this chapter are proud and privileged to be represented by such a fantastic sport and such astounding people. It is our honour to be able to help facilitate the growth of rowing throughout our county and country.

Tune In & Support Your Own

Tune in today to support our athletic lads and lady and help them give it everything they’ve got. We know that they will do us proud no matter what and that they have already put us on the map out there in Florida. We may be known as the Emerald Isle, but we have some other jewels to offer, namely our rowing stars of today and tomorrow.

Keep up-to-date with our close rowing relationship by signing up to our mail-list, liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

We will leave you now with our best wishes for our athletes – and to everyone else, have a great weekend!