Navy ship’s crew raise €1,500 for children’s ward at UHG

Navy ship’s crew raise €1,500 for children’s ward at UHG

The crew of the LÉ William Butler Yeats recently presented a cheque for €1,500 they had raised for St. Bernadette’s Children’s Ward at University Hospital Galway.

“Naval Service ships regularly raise funds for their chosen charities,” the Irish Naval Service said in a post on twitter. “Here, LÉ William Butler Yeats present a check for funds raised for their adopted charity St. Bernadette’s Children’s Ward UHG”.

The LÉ William Butler Yeats patrol vessel, which is twinned with Galway, was in town this weekend for the Flag Officer’s Annual Inspection.

While the ship was docked in Galway it presented the cheque to UHG alongside Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis.

The LÉ William Butler Yeats is one of four new patrol vessels build for the naval service since 2014.

They are often called the four “playwright” sisters because of their names.

The Samuel Beckett the first to roll off the line in 2014, followed by the LÉ James Joyce in 2015, and the LÉ William Butler Yeats in 2016 and LÉ George Bernard Shaw last year.

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