Dunbar Lifeboat Strictly the Winner with £2000 Donation

by Chris Fairbairn

Monday, March 21st, 2016

The redevelopment of 2 Semple Street in Edinburgh IN PIC................. (c) Wullie Marr/DEADLINE NEWS For pic details, contact Wullie Marr........... 07989359845Following the success of a fundraising dance competition, a renowned house builder has donated a further £2,000 towards saving lives at sea.

CALA Homes announced the grant for the Dunbar RNLI, after an initial £6,000 was raised by the local community in support of the recent ‘Strictly for the Lifeboats’ competitive event.

Lifeboats have been launching from Dunbar Harbour for over 200 years, providing an essential life saving service with a local crew on call 365 days a year.

Veronica Davies, chairwoman of the Dunbar RNLI fundraising committee, believes the grant will go a long way to help save lives at sea.

She said: “Our amazing event was a real success, raising a staggering amount of money for the Dunbar lifeboat.

“To begin with we had planned for around 100 guests, but in the end we had over 500 taking part over two days, in what looks increasingly likely to become an annual event.

“As a town with a fishing heritage, the lifeboat is close to the hearts of local people and this extra money from CALA Homes will make a real difference helping fund the ongoing service and further training for the crew.”

CALA Homes has had a long association with the coastal villages and towns in East Lothian, including current developments in North Berwick, and previous developments at Dirleton, Gullane and Aberlady.

Derek Lawson, Strategic Land Director with CALA Homes (East), said: “The Strictly for the Lifeboat event shows the true community spirit of Dunbar, with a very impressive amount of money raised.

“As a business which invests in East Lothian, we are able to offer this funding in support of such an essential voluntary service which is funded wholly by donations and goodwill.”


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Chris Fairbairn of Scottish public relations agency, Holyrood PR in Edinburgh

Chris Fairbairn

Chris Fairbairn is an Account Director with award-winning public relations agency Holyrood PR. He is part of an expert PR team delivering PR services to a wide range of clients from headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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