Schoolboy is Stromness star fundraiser
Robert Forbes (14) of Stromness Academy, Orkney has raised over £1,000 for the RNLI.
Collecting and emptying at intervals, he soon passed the £1,000 mark and on Friday last met volunteer coxswain, Colin Mowat, to hand over the cheque for £1,068.
In discussion afterwards would-be chef Robert hinted the next campaign might be 'Cream Teas' in a Box for delivery or, perhaps a Christmas wreath service.
Either way, Stromnessians can look forward to supporting Robert, and RNLI, in something worthwhile again soon.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.