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Determined seven-year-old raises nearly £2,000 for Shetland lifeboat

Ben Masson.
Ben Masson.

A determined seven-year-old from Shetland has smashed his fundraising goal to support his brave father and grandfather.

Ben Masson, from Lerwick, had set the goal of walking 21.1 miles through his hometown to complete the equivalent distance between the local lifeboat station and the one in Aith.

Young Ben had aimed to raise £100 for the RNLI due to his father Grant Masson and grandfather John Best both being volunteer crew members.

However, after setting himself a week to reach his target he completed 42.3miles while raising £1,700.

Malcolm Craigie, lifeboat operations manager at RNLI Lerwick, said: “Ben’s a total superstar and we’d like to say well done for his incredible effort, walking twice as far as he had planned to.

“The RNLI is a charity that exists entirely on donations to help us save lives at sea and on behalf of all the crew we’d like to say a huge thanks.”

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