A VISIT to Maryport lifeboat station when he was on holiday was an inspiration for nine year-old Oliver Platt, a pupil at Hothfield school in Silsden.

It spurred him on to organise - with some help - a money raiser for the RNLI and Maryport Insure Rescue. He is a member of Stormforce, the RNLI's children's club

So on Saturday, June 17, from 10am to 11.30am he is holding a coffee morning at Trinity Methodist Church in Westmorland Street, Skipton

For a pound there will be a cuppa and a biscuit and then homemade cakes and treats as well as bric-a-brac and a fairtrade stall, says his mum Susanne.

"Oliver has always been interested in lifeboats. We went on holiday to Maryport a couple of years ago and were shown around the independent lifeboat station there by a wonderful volunteer. It's what inspired Oliver to support them as well as RNLI.

"He completed the H2O challenge last year for RNLI which involved being sponsored to just drink water - no other liquids - for 10 days.

"Oliver is always surprised to hear how expensive their equipment is and the dangers involved and likes to help how he can," she said.