Many boys who live by the sea dream of rescuing people on the lifeboat, but one youngster is planning his own fundraising effort for his local crew.
Six-year-old Logan Smith is a regular visitor to Hunstanton’s lifeboat station and his enthusiasm for all things to do with the rescue service even extends as far as having his own uniform.
But Logan, who lives in the town, will taking things a step further next weekend, when he sets out on a sponsored walk to raise funds for the RNLI.
The family plans to start and finish at the station itself, having walked to and from the boat launch ramp at the southern end of the town’s promenade in between, an estimated four mile trip.
Logan’s mum, Carol, said: “He wants to be a lifeboatman when he grows up and, being near the beach, we’re always down here.”
The family are already keen supporters of charity work at the town’s St Edmund’s Church, including its annual Shoebox appeal.
And his grandmother, Libby Wood, added: “He’s always loved coming down here and he likes to do things to help people.
“We just thought, ‘What a great idea’.”
Logan has already set a £200 fundraising target for the walk, which will take place next Sunday, September 27.
But friends and supporters are already digging deep to help him reach that goal with more than a quarter of the total raised since a Just Giving donation page was set up on Wednesday.
Anyone who wants to sponsor Logan can do so online by visiting www.justgiving.com/Carol-Smith44.
Supporters can also phone Carol on 07747 518554.