Family and friends of a Peterborough man who loved the Norfolk coast raised money for the charity that saves lives at sea with a collection at his funeral.

Alan George Smith, who passed away the age of 82 on August 7, was remembered at a service at Peterborough Crematorium on September 11.

Mourners donated £250 to the work of the RNLI in a collection afterwards.

Alan's 76-year-old widow Jo and family members presented the money to lifeboat volunteers at the Hunstanton station on October 22.

Paul Stewart, one of Hunstanton's deputy launch authorities, said the work of its volunteers would not be possible without the kindness of its supporters.

Alan's oldest son Mark, said: 'As a family, we've had a caravan on different sites up here for 30 years.

'It's a coastline that dad just really loved.'

He added his father discovered his love of the sea growing up in Ramsgate, in Kent, during and after World War Two, in which his father George served on Russian convoys, before his parents moved back to Peterborough.