RNLI helps Taylor Wimpey to launch new showhomes

Date: Friday 06 May 2011

Dunbar RNLI has come to the assistance of Taylor Wimpey in a unique way to help the Company mark the launch of their trio of stunning new showhomes. Normally accustomed to launching the lifeboat to assist stricken sailors, RNLI's local coxswain Gary Fairbairn will bring the D-class inshore lifeboat along to the fundraising event on Saturday 7 May, 2011 from 12-4pm to mark the official opening of the showhomes at the development.

As well as a chance to visit the D-class inshore lifeboat, visitors can enjoy a 'brew for the crew' – a delicious cup of tea and cake; the chance to pick up some RNLI souvenirs and there's plenty of family fun with the appearance of RNLI's fun character Stormy Sam, children's activities including facepainting and balloon modelling, as well as the opportunity to visit Taylor Wimpey's three gorgeous showhomes. The fun starts at 12 noon.

Working with the local RNLI is a real honour as Karen Armstrong, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland adds: "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're assisting 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 both to Gary and members of his family who've made such a contribution to Dunbar."

RNLI's local coxswain Gary Fairbairn: "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.

Gospatrick Grange is open Thursday to Monday from 10am-5.30pm. The RNLI fundraising event will run from 12 noon-4pm on Saturday 7 May, 2011. Call 0845 672 8429 for more information. For sales information visit Taylor Wimpey and request an appointment via the online booking service.