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911 Challenge arrives at RNLI Troon

Lifeboats News Release

This morning (Thursday 6 September) James & Belinda Richardson visited Troon RNLI Lifeboat Station with their Porsche 911 “Splash” as part of their 911 challenge

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Representatives from Troon Lifeboat Station alongside the Challenge 911 Porsche

Belinda and James, a retired couple from London, are driving round Britain in a Porsche 911 visiting all 238 RNLI stations to raise awareness and funds for the RNLI. They aim to complete their challenge in 911 hours and hope to raise £56,644 for the RNLI – equivalent to £238 for each of the 238 stations.

Troon Lifeboat Coxswain Joe Millar said, ‘It was a great pleasure to meet James and Belinda and everyone at Troon lifeboat station wishes them all the best on the rest of their challenge.’

At 9am, James and Belinda left Troon heading to Girvan and Stranraer lifeboat stations before they head to Larne.

They aim to complete their 911 challenge on Sunday 30 September at Tower RNLI lifeboat station.


Follow their progress here: www.rnli-911challenge.co.uk/

RNLI Media Contacts: Andrew Limond, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Troon, 01292 314414 lifeboattroon@gmail.com

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026, henry_weaver@rnli.org.uk

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639, gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.


The 911 Challenge Porsche alongside Troon all-weather lifebooat

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The 911 Challenge Porsche alongside Troon all-weather lifebooat
James & Belinda Richardson at Troon RNLI Lifeboat Station

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James & Belinda Richardson at Troon RNLI Lifeboat Station with their Porsche 911

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