Minister Foley Welcomes over €200,000 for Community First Responders in Kerry

Minister Norma Foley has welcomed the announcement of funding for community first responder groups in her native county.

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomes the announcement of €223,022.87 in CLÁR funding for four community first responder groups in Kerry.

The funding will be used to purchase vehicles designed to transport people who have mobility issues or people being treated for cancer.

Community groups that perform roles such as transporting blood samples from hospitals and delivering medication will also be supported under the initiative.

Mountain Rescue Teams, Air Ambulances and Sub-Aqua Groups are also to receive funding.

The four Kerry groups allocated funding are:

Kerry Cancer Support Group will receive €100,000 for the purchase of a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Baile Mhuire CLG will receive €50,000 for the purchase of a vehicle.

Banna Community Rescue Boats Ireland will receive €28,4222.87 for the purchase of a vehicle.

Killarney Water Rescue will receive €44,600 for the purchase of a vehicle. 

Minister Foley said that this welcome funding will ensure that four vital first responder community groups in Kerry can continue to provide excellent care.

“They provide key voluntary services to some of Kerry’s most vulnerable, enhancing the communities they serve,” she said.

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