Andrew Dunbar Tribute Mural & PIPS Fundraiser

* CAMPAIGN UPDATE FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE*

On Christmas Eve last year, we sadly lost Andrew Dunbar. 

A son, a brother, an uncle and friend to so many,  Andrew was quite frankly incredible. He was selfless, caring, wise and humble despite having tremendous talent at seemingly anything he turned his hand to.  He is greatly missed by everyone and always will be. 

Such an remarkable person deserves a fitting tribute.

A few of us have discussed the best way to honour Andrew and think that a mural at The Atlantic Bar in his hometown of Portrush, a venue close to his heart and for many people across the country, would be a great way to pay homage to him. This would be painted on the outside of the bar for all to see the local legend when passing through the town.

This idea originally came about early this year, but before we could get anything going in aid of it, Covid happened and plans for this were put on the back burner for a while.

If things were different we would no doubt be having a gig in Andrew's honour for some fundraising but unfortunately it does not seem that this will be possible for the foreseeable future still. 

Given that it is now going to be a year since his passing, we did not wish to hold off any longer and hope to raise some money to make this happen soon.

There are a few costs to factor in to the mural itself which will not be known until a bit later down the line, dependant on how the final job finishes up. We will be collecting money for travel, labour, paint and for rental of a cherry picker.

As there is no definite figure for the mural itself currently, we would also like to use this opportunity to raise some money for PIPS in Andrew's name. Anything raised over the costs related to the mural will be donated to the charity.

It has been a difficult year for everyone, so every donation received is extremely appreciated. 

Thank you to Andrew's family for giving us the blessing to pay tribute to him in this way

UPDATE

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We're completely blown away with how generous everyone has been over the past week for this fundraiser, it really speaks volumes to how far the love for Andrew stretches 

Being conscious that Christmas is a tight time financially for many, the campaign will remain open until the end of January, giving anyone who is still wanting to donate time to do so. This will also give us time to sort out a few details regarding the mural and have things good to go not long after the campaign has finished.

I'd like to take the opportunity to share with the campaigns followers another couple of incredible dedications to Andrew from last week

On the anniversary of Andrew's passing, his friends Greg & Jerz released this tribute show they had been working on - it contains lots of Andrew's favourite songs and stories from his mates . A serious effort, coming in at over 5 hours running time, this celebration of his life will always be there for everyone to have a listen and reminisce to 

It can be checked out the the following links

Mixcloud Full Stream 

Spotify Part 1 
Spotify Part 2 

Apple Podcasts Part 1 
Apple Podcasts Part 2 

Once again, thank you all for the incredible effort with this fundraiser. I will keep you up to date as things progress
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Organizer

David Gilmore 
Organizer
Belfast, NIR
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