Little hero, five, is recognised by Seahouses Lifeboat Crew
Jay MacPherson from Rothbury wanted to help Seahouses Lifeboat, so he decided to take part in the Great North Run to raise money for them. He is just five years old.
Not only did he do the Great North Run, but he also raised £1264 for Seahouses RNLI from friends and sponsors.
Members of the Crew met Jay and his family at Seahouses Lifeboat Station where their little hero presented them with a cheque from money he had raised and was given a VIP tour of the Lifeboats at Seahouses.
He was presented with a plaque acknowledging his fantastic effort, and a special junior pair of yellow wellies as a thank you from the crew.
Water Safety Team and Crew Member Lynsey Carr said: 'What a fantastic effort from such a young lad, his sponsored donation was amazing.
'We reckon he is certainly a future crew member. He really seemed to enjoy his visit, and although shy at first, quickly settled into enjoying every part of his visit to the station!'
Notes to Editors:
Photographs show Jay aboard the Inshore Lifeboat D828 RNLB Grace Darling, and the all Weather Lifeboat RNLB 13-36 John and Elizabeth Allan. All images have parental consent.
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