Logan’s walk pulls in the cash for Hunstanton lifeboat

RNLI Sponsored Walk by  6 year old Logan Smith at Hunstanton, Logan is pictured with, LtoR, Carol Smith, Stephen Andrews, Libby Wood ANL-150928-083552009
RNLI Sponsored Walk by 6 year old Logan Smith at Hunstanton, Logan is pictured with, LtoR, Carol Smith, Stephen Andrews, Libby Wood ANL-150928-083552009

A young fundraiser who set out to help his local lifeboat station was cheered on by its crew as he completed his own walking challenge at the weekend.

Six-year-old Logan Smith had initially aimed to raise £200 for the Hunstanton station, which he is a regular visitor to.

But, after walking from the base to the resort’s boat ramp and back again on Sunday morning, he has already raised nearly three times that amount and money is still coming in.

His mum Carol said the total, now almost £600, also included almost £60 collected from wellwishers during the walk.

She said: “It was amazing. We really enjoyed it.”

Logan took just over three hours to complete the walk and was cheered by crew members and supporters as he returned to the station.

And the crew Logan hopes to emulate one day laid on a special surprise for him when he reached the midway point of his journey at the boat ramp.

Carol said: “The hovercraft was out doing an exercise and the crew came over to say hello to Logan and went back to their exercise. He loved it. He just stood there, staring at them. He couldn’t believe they came over.

“When we got back (to the station), all the crew and many members of the public were there and gave him a big cheer.

“He’s even more determined to be a lifeboatman now.”

Logan’s efforts have so far raised around £570 for the station and an online donation page, set up via the Just Giving website ahead of the challenge, was re-launched yesterday.

Following his walk, Logan learnt a few secrets of the lifeboat’s work from the crew.

And Hunstanton RNLI spokesman Geoff Needham paid tribute to his efforts.

He said: “Well done young man, from all the crew.”

Donations can still be made online at www.justgiving.com/Carol-Smith44.