Tobermory RNLI welcomes the RNLI-911 Porsche Challenge to the Isle of Mull

Lifeboats News Release

Tobermory RNLI lifeboat station welcomed the RNLI-911 Challenge’s bright red Porsche 911 to the Isle of Mull on Monday 3 September 2018.

Belinda and James of the RNLI-911 Challenge in Tobermory

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Belinda and James of the RNLI-911 Challenge in Tobermory

The iconic sports car is being driven by Belinda and James Richardson to visit all 238 RNLI lifeboat stations around the coasts of the UK and Ireland in just 911 hours. They are aiming to raise £238 per lifeboat station visited with an overall goal of raising more than £56k in total to help save lives at sea.

The intrepid pair set off from Teddington RNLI lifeboat station at 9.11am on Monday 23 August 2018 and are aiming to finish their anti-clockwise circumnavigation of the UK and Ireland at Tower RNLI lifeboat station on 30 September 2018 at 8.11am.

Tobermory RNLI Station Mechanic and keen motor sports enthusiast Paul ‘Gunny’ Gunn said: ‘It was great to welcome Belinda and James to Tobermory and the Isle of Mull and it was even better to see and hear the Porsche 911 close up. We wish them well on their onwards journey and thank them for the efforts to raise money to help save lives at sea.’

Notes to editors

For further information, please contact Dr Sam Jones, Tobermory RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager on 07747601900 or Gemma Macdonald, Regional Media Officer for Scotland on 07826 900639.

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Belinda and James from the RNLI-911 Challenge drive off the Kilchoan ferry

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The RNLI-911 Challenge Porsche 911 and Tobermory RNLI lifeboat

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