Six-year-old girl supports lifeboat funds

The need to keep raising money for St Abbs independent lifeboat is something even six-year-olds grasp.

Friday, 31st August 2018, 12:30 pm
Leah and grandad Jimmy after their successful fundraising cycle ride.

On Sunday, Leah set off with grandad Jimmy on 10k kilometre cycle ride and by successfully completing the route, she raised an extraordinary £850 for the village’s independent lifeboat.

“A huge thanks to Leah,” said a spokesperson for the lifeboat’s fundraising committee. That’s a tall order for anyone with some of the hills we have round here, but when you’re only six, it’s a very long way.

“Well done on raising the fantastic sum of £850 for the lifeboat, Leah, we hope you didn’t go too fast and took it easy on grandad Jimmy!”

Leah and Jimmy’s route saw them finish the 10k cycle ride at St Abbs harbour and there was a large crowd gathered, including members of the lifeboat crew, to welcome them back safely.

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The work of the lifeboat crew, and the determination of the local community to keep its lifeboat, has the support of many people across the UK and the committee recently received a £1,000 donation from the Ilkeston & Kimberley Sub Aqua Club, who were in St Abbs diving and organised a fund-raising event.