Newbiggin Welcomes RNLI-911Challenge 2018

Lifeboats News Release

Despite poor weather conditions Belinda and James Richardson received a warm welcome during their visit to Newbiggin today.

A series of images taken today to record the 911 visit by Belinda and James Richardson today.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin welcomes 911 Challenge
Travelling in their distinctive orange sports car named 'Splash' the fundraising duo have devised and are running the 'RNLI-911 Challenge'. The 'Challenge' is to drive anti-clockwise around the whole of the British Isles and Ireland visiting all 238 lifeboat stations in a time of 911 hours. The journey began from London on 23rd August 2018 and is planned to return there on 30th September 2018.

There was a good turnout of volunteers at Newbiggin for the welcome where Belinda and James had a short time to meet everyone as well as a look around the station with the customary photographs taken to record the visit.

Newbiggin lifeboat station was their last call of the route today having started at Redcar lifeboat station this morning then heading north to visit lifeboat stations at Hartlepool, Sunderland, Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Blyth. On Bank Holiday Monday they will start their day at Amble lifeboat station.

More details of the challenge and progress are available on their website www.rnli-911challenge.co.uk

We wish them luck.

ENDS

RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email nicola_quinn@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local website



A series of images taken today to record the 911 visit by Belinda and James Richardson today.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin welcomes 911 Challenge
A series of images taken today to record the 911 visit by Belinda and James Richardson today.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin welcomes 911 Challenge
A series of images taken today to record the 911 visit by Belinda and James Richardson today.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin welcomes 911 Challenge
A series of images taken today to record the 911 visit by Belinda and James Richardson today.

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin welcomes 911 Challenge

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