MayDay, MayDay- RNLI warning: Mega circus fun coming to Howth this Friday!

by Rose Barrett
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Rose Barrett

The volunteer lifeboat crew at Howth will join the circus for one night only to kick start their Mayday campaign and raise funds for the RNLI.

Circus Gerbola, which is running at Howth Castle until May 2 is holding a special gala performance tomorrow Friday (April 29) where 50% of the ticket sales will be donated to the RNLI.

And Howth RNLI’s very own Ian Sheridan will be the Circus Ringmaster on the night! Second Coxswain of Howth Lifeboat (and trainee Ringmaster) Sheridan said: “Friday night is going to be one to remember, as the RNLI take you ringside for a night of great family fun and entertainment!

“It will be a great start to the May Bank Holiday weekend, and we hope a great start to the RNLI’s Mayday national fundraiser which runs for the entire month of May. Summer is our busiest time of the year, as people who spend more time by the coast and on the water can sometimes get into trouble and need our help.”

He continued: “Mayday is our own call for help, as we rely on the generosity of the public to support events like the circus fundraiser that raise funds to allow us to be there when we’re needed most.

“We’d like to thank Circus Gerbola for their support of Howth RNLI in holding this special performance. I’m learning my lines and getting ready to entertain – let’s hope the pagers don’t go off mid-performance!”

Jane Murray, Event Producer of Circus Gerbola said: ‘”While in the beautiful coastal town of Howth, we at Circus Gerbola wanted to use our platform to help fundraise for a local charity – what better than Howth RNLI.

“The volunteer crew have been such great sports, especially Ian Sheridan who will join us as the Circus Ringmaster at this special gala performance on Friday, for great fun and entertainment, and some surprises thrown in as well!

Friday night, for one night only, and remember 50% of the ticket sales on Friday to Howth RNLI. RNLI fvolunteers will be on site shaking their buckets for any further donations the public wish to make.

Tickets can be purchased at: https://circusgerbola.ie/tour-tickets/howth/ 

PHOTOS – NICK BRADSHAW

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