Charitable Auction Raises £850 for Local Lifeboat.

Lifeboats News Release

Dunbar’s RNLI volunteers were delighted to receive news of the considerable donation by local community business, Miixer CIC.

RNLI/Nick Mailer

Miixer, who run zero waste shops in East Lothian and Edinburgh ran a hotly contested online art auction in aid of Dunbar RNLI after two prints by East Lothian artist, John Bellany were anonymously donated to them.

RNLI volunteer, Nick Mailer, who collected the cheque from Miixer with fellow crewman, Kieran Fairbairn said, “We are all really overwhelmed by the generosity shown by all who bid on the artworks. Their generosity is hugely valued, especially considering donations to the RNLI have seen a dip in recent years. Our supporters, both local and further afield, are the lifeblood of this charity and our sincere thanks go out to you all.”

Simon Glover from Miixer CIC said, “We would like to send our many thanks to all who bid on the prints, those that shared the auction, and most of all, the anonymous kind soul that donated the prints.”

RNLI/Nick Mailer

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