Aldeburgh: Fundraising cockatoo’s record year

ALDEBURGH’S lifeboat crew has received a huge boost from the work of a noisy teenager who entertains visitors to the town.

Mr Magoo is a 14-year-old cockatoo who has been raising money for the RNLI lifeboat for three years – and this year he has brought in a record sum.

His collecting tin has raised �2,177 – despite being stolen at one point.

Owner Diana Lovell-Pank said: “This is the first year we have been here full-time and it is a great achievement. The support I have had from local people has been wonderful.

“When we had the theft, three businesses rallied round and donated �100 each – we ended up with more than was actually taken!”


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She added: “Cockatoos can live up to 80 years, so he’ll see me out no problem! I’ve already given instructions about what to do with him in my will – my family don’t want him because he’s too noisy.”

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