Mallow-Charleville  Red Cross to get €50,000 through CLÁR funding

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has confirmed that the Mallow-Charleville Red Cross Branch will receive €50,000 for the purchase of a new vehicle, under the 2019 CLÁR Prog-ramme.
Nationally, 30 first responder organisations in rural areas have received government funding under Measure 3A, totalling €567,000. The funding details were announced by Cllr. O’Shea and his colleague the Minister for Rural and Community Develop0ment Michael Ring TD.
Cllr. O’Shea commented: “I am very pleased that €50,000 has been allocated to the Mallow-Charleville Red Cross for a new vehicle. The Branch covers the towns of Mallow and Char-leville as well as their surrounding villages, and carry out vital, life-saving work in the North Cork area.
“Measure 3A of the 2019 CLÁR Programme relates to First Responders Support and funding is aimed towards a range of supports, including vital vehicles and trailers for rescue groups, training materials for local ambulance groups, and defibrillators and cabinets for local communities.
“First Responder com-munity-based volunteer organisations perform life-saving work. They need to have proper vehicles and equipment to make sure that they can perform their work and that’s exactly what this funding will provide. This support will mean that if someone gets into difficulty, these groups will be better equipped to help them,” Cllr. O’Shea said.
The allocation was also welcomed by Deputy Kevin O’Keeffe.