RNLI comes to aid of Taylor Wimpey

RNLI Lifeboat coxswain Gary Fairbairn with daughter Jodi 6, and great Aunt Helen, 94. 'RNLI Coxswain Gary Fairbairn and the oldest member of the Fairbairn family (Helen Tear) officially launch the trio of new showhomes at Taylor Wimpey's Gospatrick Grange in Dunbar by unveiling the street name 'Fairbairn Way'.
RNLI Lifeboat coxswain Gary Fairbairn with daughter Jodi 6, and great Aunt Helen, 94. 'RNLI Coxswain Gary Fairbairn and the oldest member of the Fairbairn family (Helen Tear) officially launch the trio of new showhomes at Taylor Wimpey's Gospatrick Grange in Dunbar by unveiling the street name 'Fairbairn Way'.

Dunbar RNLI came to the assistance of Taylor Wimpey in a unique way to help the company mark the launch of its trio of stunning new showhomes.

Normally accustomed to launching the lifeboat to assist stricken sailors, RNLI’s local coxswain Gary Fairbairn brought the D-class inshore lifeboat along to a fundraising event last Saturday to mark the official opening of the showhomes at the development.

As well as a chance to visit the D-class inshore lifeboat, visitors enjoyed a ‘brew for the crew’ - a delicious cup of tea and cake. There was also a chance to pick up some RNLI souvenirs and there was plenty of family fun with the appearance of RNLI’s fun character Stormy Sam. Children’s activities included facepainting and balloon modelling.

Those present also had the opportunity to visit Taylor Wimpey’s three gorgeous showhomes.

Working with the local RNLI is a real honour as Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland explained: “Dunbar is a well-established and desirable coastal town in East Lothian with plenty to attract potential buyers looking to live in a location where they can enjoy the best of all worlds, and the RNLI plays a vital role within the local community.

“We’re delighted they were able to assist us with our launch event, allowing us to raise funds for such a worthwhile charity. This is also a fitting tribute to coxswain Gary Fairbairn as he sees his family name firmly cemented into the history of Dunbar as the street that’s home to our showhomes also bears his name by way of recognition of his heroics at sea. ‘Fairbairn Way’ will forever be part of the town and is a fitting tribute to Gary and members of his family who have made such a contribution to Dunbar.”

RNLI’s local coxswain Gary Fairbairn said: “Having a street named in our family’s honour is really the last thing I expected, but it’s a lasting legacy and a great honour to be recognised in this way following my family’s support of the RNLI over the years, and indeed generations.”

Conveniently situated at the north-western edge of Dunbar, Gospatrick Grange, named after the first Earl of Dunbar, boasts 130 family homes offering a broad selection of two and three bedroom terrace and semi-detached homes, as well as three and four bedroom detached family homes to appeal to a wide range of buyers. Prices currently start from £140,000 for the two-bedroom semi-detached Andrew home.