20th April 2018
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Big-hearted Willum raises a grand for the lifeboat

A super-fit schoolboy has raised £1,000 for the RNLI by taking part in a gruelling swimming and cycling challenge – double his initial £500 target.

Willum Tulloch from Sandwick took part in the Great Scottish Swim in Loch Lomond.

But the 12 year-old did not stop with a half mile swim.

Leaving the water, he got on his bike and cycled 20 miles from Balloch to Tarbet.

Willum, who enjoys time fishing with his dad, has come to appreciate what a dangerous place the sea can be.

He decided to take up the challenge out of respect for the work the lifeboat do.

About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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