Jamie’s pedal power raises lifeboat cash

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A 12-year-old boy has raised more than £800 for Portree RNLI by cycling 22 miles on Skye.
Jamie Budge completed the Dunvegan to Portree challenge in two hours and six minutes over the Easter weekend.
Jamie’s father Donald is a lifeboat crew member and his mother Lesley, who cycled with her son, helps raise funds for the charity. Jamie has raised £843.50 to date.
An RNLI Portree spokesperson told the Lochaber Times: ‘In 2016, the RNLI rescued, on average, 23 people per day, saved 558 lives, trained and equipped 6,100 lifesavers, with lifeboats being launched 8,851 times.
‘To do all this cost the RNLI £385,000 a day to run its 238 stations around the UK.
‘This comes solely from legacies, volunteers shaking tins and people like Jamie.’
The RNLI team added: ‘Thanks go to everyone who supported the challenge. A special thank you to Island Cycles for lending Lesley one of its amazing hybrid bikes.’