Rotary Puts Dunbar Volunteers in the Picture

Members of Dunbar Rotary gift a new TV to Dunbar RNLI. Pictured L-R: John Band, Elaine O’Brien, Alan Blair, Chris Woods, Graeme Darkes (Past Rotary President), Rob Renton. Rhona Bell (Rotary President)  Photo: Nick Mailer

Members of Dunbar Rotary gift a new TV to Dunbar RNLI. Pictured L-R: John Band, Elaine O’Brien, Alan Blair, Chris Woods, Graeme Darkes (Past Rotary President), Rob Renton. Rhona Bell (Rotary President)

Photo: Nick Mailer

Dunbar RNLI volunteers were delighted to receive a new television set thanks to the generosity of the town’s Rotary Club.

The new smart TV was part of a £500 donation and will allow the station to benefit from a new volunteer paging system currently being rolled out by the charity. Under the state-of-the-art RCAMS system in an emergency situation the TV will show which volunteers are able to respond to a shout, helping the on-duty coxswain or helm to quickly prepare the right response.

Dunbar Lifeboat coxswain Gary Fairbairn said: “Thanks to the very kind donation from the Rotary Club, the station will be able to benefit from the latest technological advances. It replaces our old television which was defunct and not fit for purpose."

The Rotary Club of Dunbar meets every Monday evening at 6.30pm at the Hillside Hotel. The club raises money locally through its charity shops bookstall and donates to local, national and international charities. Every year the club allocates a sum of money to the outgoing president to donate to charities and worthwhile causes of his choice.

Immediate past president Graeme Darkes said: "This year it was decided to donate an amount to the local lifeboat station and they intimated that they would like us to purchase a smart TV as their existing one was defunct. A cheque for £100 was also donated to the crew fund.”