Painting to help fund Filey Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

A local Filey Gallery and artist have combined to raise funds for Filey Lifeboat in a closed auction bid that will close at the end of September.

Filey crew with the painting

RNLI/John Ward

Filey crew with the painting

Tony Dexter, a West Yorkshire based artist and Gavin & Lisa Wilson of Neil’s Gallery and Framing on John Street Filey are looking to raise funds for Filey Lifeboat by selling one of Tony’s fishing boat paintings.

“I’m an RNLI supporter and last year I donated a painting which was sold through Neil’s Gallery with all the proceeds going to the local RNLI station” said Tony “ Filey is a long standing holiday destination for generations of our family and I’ve always been inspired by the local fishing and coble boats”

Lisa and Gavin, who recently took over Neil’s Gallery, have agreed to display and sell the painting ‘Rusty Coble’ with a minimum price of £300. Lisa confirmed “Once again we are delighted to provide free space in the Gallery and I’m sure we can sell the painting for this very worthwhile cause as well as giving someone the opportunity to own a great contemporary piece of artwork. Naturally if it sells for more than the minimum price that would be fantastic”

“While I am the full time Filey Lifeboat Station Coxswain and Mechanic, it is important to remind people that our crew, like those around the country, are all volunteers on call 24/7 throughout the year.” says Neil Cammish “We rely on donations to provide our vital rescue service so the sale of the painting will be a great help.”

Gallery details and contact: Gavin & Lisa Wilson. Neil’s Gallery & Framing, 12 John Street, FILEY, 01723 512091

Filey Crew with the painting outside Neil's gallery, Filey.

RNLI/John Ward

Filey Crew with the painting outside Neil's gallery, Filey.

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