911 Challenge visits Girvan Lifeboat Station
Dedicated fundraisers James and Belinda Richardson visit Girvan
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 email@example.com
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.
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.