Tarmac's Dunbar Cement Plant in East Lothian, Scotland, was proud to be one of the main sponsors of Dunbar Lifeboat Station's annual gala day. The plant donated £300 which covered the cost of various activities at this fun-filled family day out.
Visitors were entertained with a range of different stalls, childrens’ rides, build your own raft race, live music and a bar, with the gala starting with a parade from Dunbar High Street.
Michelle Chisholm, office manager at Dunbar Cement Plant said: “The Lifeboat Day is one of the main events taking place in Dunbar every year and we were proud to be involved. It’s a great way to bring people together in the local community and to raise money for a fantastic cause. Without this local lifeboat service dozens of lives could be lost every year.”
The cause is especially close to the hearts of three employees at the plant, who are also volunteers at the lifeboat station. They have a combined total of around 43 years’ service with the RNLI and are involved in between 20 and 30 ‘shouts’ per year.
Veronica Davies, Chair of the fundraising committee for Dunbar Lifeboat station, said: “We would like to thank Tarmac for their kind donation. Without the support of local people and businesses, the lifeboat station would not be able to carry out its essential life-saving work.”
Dunbar Lifeboat station has over 200 years of history, receiving its first lifeboat in 1808. The station, which is run purely on donations, operates two lifeboats – an inshore D class and an all weather Trent class lifeboat. The crews have been honoured with 12 awards for gallantry, saving hundreds of lives during its two centuries of history.