‘RNLI 911-Challenge’ arrives at Hartlepool Lifeboat Station.
Hartlepool RNLI crewmembers pictured opposite a Porche 911 that is being driven by James and Belinda Richardson who are visiting every RNLI lifeboat station in 911 hours and are hoping to raise over £50,000 for the charity that saves lives at sea.
After a brief stop at the Ferry Road lifeboat station the ‘RNLI 911-Challenge’ team headed off to Sunderland and Tynemouth lifeboat stations.
Hartlepool RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Chris Hornsey said ‘This is a fantastic fundraising effort by James and Belinda who both enjoyed their flying visit to the station and met some of the volunteers.’
‘On behalf of everyone at Hartlepool Lifeboat Station we wish them a safe journey and we look forward to seeing them complete their journey at Tower Lifeboat Station in London on the 30th September’.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.