8 Year Old Schoolboy Raises Money for Morecambe Lifeboat
When he learned that the RNLI’s lifeboat crews are unpaid volunteers, relying on public donations to save lives at sea, 8 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. On Monday 16 July 2018, 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.’
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.