Last Titanic Survivor
Millvina Dean is the last living survivor of the Titanic, she is now 97 years old and struggling to meet the costs of her nursing home bills. For the past two years Humanitarian Don Mullan has been working on a project to take photographs around the world on his Nokia mobile phone. As part of Don’s mobile telephone exhibition, he has produced 100 limited-edition copies of the photograph titled Still Surviving; each one is signed by Millvina Dean. They are being sold for €500 each, with all proceeds going to help cover her nursing-home expenses. Don challenged the director and stars of the 1997 film Titanic to match the funds raised. Here he tells Miriam Gormally why he felt compelled to make the challenge and how he got on.