Bramble and Thistle raise cash for RNLI

Jane Rutherford (left) with Thistle the Border terrier and Laura Graham with Bramble the Bedlington terrier.
Jane Rutherford (left) with Thistle the Border terrier and Laura Graham with Bramble the Bedlington terrier.

After the sell-out success of the book ‘Bramble and the Hare’, Bramble the Bedlington terrier is back for another adventure to raise money for the Dunbar RNLI.

‘Bramble and Thistle’ is written by Laura Graham and beautifully illustrated in watercolour by Jane Rutherford. Both are teachers at Belhaven Hill School in Dunbar.

Their dogs, Bramble the Bedlington terrier and Thistle the Border terrier, are the inspiration for this, the second book in the Bramble series. The book has been put together by Edinburgh artist and designer, Mark Haddon.

Dunbar RNLI lifeboat coxswain Gary Fairbairn said: “This is a wonderful idea that serves several purposes. Most importantly, there is a very strong sea safety message delivered in an understandable and compelling way that will hopefully leave a lasting impression on the book’s young readers.

“Secondly, we expect such a beautifully written and attractive book to raise much needed funds for the RNLI here in Dunbar.

“Many of the lavish illustrations feature sea areas very familiar to me and the crew, and many local people will feel part of this story. We wish Laura and Jane great success with this book and thank them for their hard work and generosity in supporting their local lifeboat station in this way.”

All proceeds from the sale of the books will be paid to the RNLI’s Dunbar Lifeboat Station.

‘Bramble and Thistle’ is available in a number of Dunbar shops. Postal delivery can be done through Laura at laura@bramblethebedlington.com.