911 Challenge visits Girvan Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

Dedicated fundraisers James and Belinda Richardson visit Girvan

Belinda and James with their Porsche 911 at Girvan Lifeboat station.

RNLI/Craig Sommerville

Belinda and James Richardson

Today we had visitors to the station in the form of Belinda and James Richardson with their Porsche during their RNLI-911 Challenge.

This years challenge is to drive to all 77 RNLI Scottish Lifeboat stations (past & present) in 19 days!

Today they arrived in Girvan having been to Troon, the old lifeboat station/location at Ayr, then onward to the old station at Ballantrae before visiting Stranraer, Portpatrick and the old RNLI sites at Port Logan and Isle of Whithorn.

Over the next 5 years until 2024 their aim is to raise enough funds to buy the RNLI a lifeboat via their ‘D’ Class Lifeboat Appeal (total sum required £52,000 (price in 2018)

If you would like to get aboard their campaign by sponsoring them, they would love to hear from you at shout@rnli-911challenge.co.uk

More details and where Belinda and James are heading to next can be found on their website at www.rnli-911challenge.co.uk or follow them on Instagram rnli_911_challenge.

Our station on today's leg of the challenge was kindly sponsored by Highgate House, to which our coxswain/mechanic Callum Govus gratefully received a commemorative plaque on the stations behalf.

Callum with the plaque presented to the station commemorating their visit and sponsorship of the station on this leg by Highgate House

RNLI/Craig Sommerville

Coxswain/Mechanic Callum Govus
Girvan crew with commemorative plaque.

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Some of Girvan Crew with the plaque.
Always time for an Instagram selfie

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Always time for an Instagram selfie

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