Dorset youngster raises RNLI funds by painting pebbles
A 9-year-old boy from Dorset has raised more than £200 for the RNLI.
Ben Wayne, pupil at Highcliffe St Mark Primary School painted pebbles from his parents' beach hut at Friars Cliff in return for donations to the RNLI.
Ben used a range of designs including football teams and aircraft from the Bournemouth Air Festival.
Selina Taylor, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager said: "I know our local lifeguards and lifeboat volunteers will be delighted to hear of Ben's amazing fundraising efforts for us.
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"They'll also be chuffed to bits to know that it was them that inspired him to come up with the idea. The RNLI relies on public donations so efforts like this go a very long way to help fund the work we do keeping people safe around the coast."
Ben spent three weeks of his summer holidays painting pebbles - raising £240.
"Not many people at the beach notice the RNLI going out and I wanted to help the RNLI as they help lots of other people" explained Ben.