Fifty Years of Fund Raising
Disco night at the Mermaid Tavern has been a Sark institution for decades and much loved by locals and visitors alike. What few have ever known though is that proprietor Dorothy Taylor has been donating the entrance fee along with money collected in the pub’s charity boxes to the St John Marine Ambulance Service since the 1960s. In the past 50 years she has donated about £100,000 to the service including £38,000 that has been given to the current vessel, the Flying Christine III. In early June Dorothy was officially thanked for her fund raising when the Flying Christine visited Creux Harbour and Captain Peter Voute presented her with a special award in recognition of her efforts. The discos take place throughout the summer on Tuesday and Saturday nights. Congratulations to Dot and thanks to the Sark Scribe for the photograph.
Pictures L – R Dorothy Taylor with her award, Flying Christine III