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Most of our readers will know Veronica Davies from her legendary fund-raising efforts over more than twenty years with our lifeboats. She has recently been awarded a place on the Scottish Council for the RNLI. The Council selected suitable candidates and then those applications went to The Board of Trustees in Poole for the final selection process.

Veronica's story: "My Great Great Grandfather Walter Fairbairn was Coxswain of Dunbar and Skateraw Lifeboat and was awarded the RNLI Silver medal for gallantry. I became involved partly due to my own family history and my husband's family history with Dunbar RNLI plus the fact that my husband and eldest son are both fisherman; also I lost my cousin to the sea thus realising the importance of this vital voluntary service. In 1998 I began helping by collecting tombola prizes for the Lifeboat Fete, then became Secretary in 2004 and Chair of Fundraising in 2008. I am extremely thrilled and excited to have been successful in my appointment and I am sure that I will do Dunbar Lifeboat Station proud."

Over the years, Veronica has been awarded a bronze badge, a silver badge and an RNLI Excellence Award for fundraising and last year received a Citizen Award from Dunbar Community Council for services to the community. She hopes to bring fresh ideas to the fundraising, operational and strategic aims of the RNLI in Scotland.

photo courtesy Veronica Davies

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