Fundraiser for sub aqua club

Fundraiser for sub aqua club Members of a midlands sub-aqua club, who have taken part in many dramatic searches for missing bodies in recent years, have appealed for public support to fund their new €270,000 clubhouse and running costs.             Members of Lough Ree Sub-Aqua Club immediately drop tools and leave their places of employment when the SOS comes to assist in body searches throughout the midlands, and now they have built their own clubhouse where they can store their boats and equipment.             Clubs have to pay their own petrol when taking part in searches, and a day searching can cost up to €200 in petrol. They also purchase their own equipment. The club has launched a major fund-raising drive, which will feature a special Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire event in the new clubhouse in Lanesboro, on Friday, September 14th.             ‘People may not realise how expensive it is to run a sub-aqua club, and we are a particularly busy one because of our location. We are called out to help in body searches right around the broader midlands area and over on the west coast,’ said a spokesperson for the club. ‘We are glad to help out but it’s very costly.’             Punters who wish to support the event can pay €10 on the door and may win prizes up to €1,000. ‘We would like to thank our major sponsors Joe Fallon Plant Hire, Connolly Racing and the Hanley Group, and all our other sponsors, for their support for this event,’ added the spokesperson.