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Lancaster schoolboy’s RNLI fundraiser

Young fundraiser Keegan Luraschi in Morecambe's inshore lifeboat.
Young fundraiser Keegan Luraschi in Morecambe's inshore lifeboat.

When he learned that the RNLI’s lifeboat crews are unpaid volunteers, relying on public donations to save lives at sea, eight- year- old Keegan Luraschi determined that he would do what he could to help.

Of his own volition, Keegan, a pupil at Ryelands Primary School in Lancaster, started saving 5p pieces and doing jobs for his mum; raising £9.95. Following a tour of the lifeboat and hovercraft stations, Keegan met crew members and presented his donation to Morecambe volunteer Lifeboat operations manager, Kevin Jackson.

Kevin said:”We are very grateful to Keegan for his donation.

“That someone so young should feel motivated to help in this way is marvellous and we can assure him that it will help us to continue saving lives.”