The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Cap­tain Tom in­spires Ma­son to aid lifeboat


A school­boy has raised £500 for the RNLI by walk­ing 100 miles.

Ma­son Innes set him­self the chal­lenge af­ter his school, Buchan­haven Pri­mary, asked pupils to do some­thing in­spired by Cap­tain Tom Moore, who raised mil­lions for the NHS by com­plet­ing 100 laps of his gar­den.

Eight-year-old Ma­son walked four or five miles each day with his mum Rober­ta­may, her part­ner Gary Buchan and their dog Thanos.

Rober­ta­may said: “We can’t be­lieve how much peo­ple have sup­ported him – we’re so grate­ful to every­one who do­nated.”

The fam­ily chose to raise funds for the RNLI as Mr Buchan’s grandad Al­lie Greig vol­un­teered with Peter­head Lifeboat and helped at the shed un­til he was in his 70s.

Mr Greig was made an honorary crew mem­ber for his ded­i­ca­tion and at his fu­neral in 2012 the lifeboat flag was draped over his cof­fin.

Peter­head Lifeboat’s op­er­a­tions man­ager Jur­gen Wahle said the crew is ex­tremely grate­ful.

He added: “Ma­son com­pleted his walk at the sta­tion but when it is safe to do so we’re look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing him back to meet the crew, give him a tour of the lifeboat and show him our equip­ment and how his hard-earned money can ben­e­fit the sta­tion.”

 ??  ?? Miles bet­ter: Ma­son, Rober­ta­may, Gary and Thanos
Miles bet­ter: Ma­son, Rober­ta­may, Gary and Thanos

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