Hunstanton fundraiser David Foulkes has given a bumper boost to a charity which helps youngsters.

David Foulkes, 74, and a band of six helpers raised £1,250 for King’s Lynn-based Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

The fundraisers took part in a sponsored walk around the town in June, armed with collection buckets.

Mr Foulkes, who was awarded the British Empire Medal in June for his dedication to fundraising, planned the walk last year.

The pensioner has raised around £3,000 for the charity in the last three years.

“They said I’m their star fundraiser, but it’s not just me, it’s everyone who helps,” he said.

A cheque was presented to Scotty’s, which supports children who have lost a parent while serving in the British forces, at Hunstanton’s Golden Lion Hotel yesterday.

Mr Foulkes said the charity meant a lot to him because it was dedicated to youngsters.

“It is a good charity, it looks after the children and that’s important,” he said.

Mr Foulkes, who now uses a mobility scooter to get about,  said he would “slow-down” his fundraising efforts.

“I do suffer with my breathing,” he added.

But Mr Foulkes already plans to help with prizes for a Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning raffle later this month and he is keeping his options open to do something for this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.