Dunbar Rotary raise cash for Water Aid

At their AGM, John Band, convenor of Dunbar Rotary Club’s International Committee, reported on the success of the club’s fundraising event in the Bleachingfield Community Centre last Friday which had been held in recognition of World Water Day.

A total of 60 participants were treated to an evening of wine tasting organised by David Henderson of Henderson Wines, Edinburgh and Jim Anderson of Dunbar who offered the delights of Thistly Cross cider. A total of £472 was raised for a project known as Life Straws which provides an innovative, low-cost and easily used method of water filtration for individuals and families who have no access to potable water.

Jim Hudson, local representative for Water Aid, also attended the event and received a cheque for £750 from club president Robin Hamilton. Robin explained: “I spent most of my career involved in civil engineering projects for providing clean water and I am delighted that the club has supported my personal choice for this important donation.”

Last week members welcomed their newest member, Dick James, who was formally inducted by president Robin.

Dick’s father was well known town councillor and last provost of Dunbar, Jimmy James and he and his wife Evelyn have retired to Dunbar after a globe-trotting career in animal husbandry.