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RNLI 911 fundraising challenge visits Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 29th August, the volunteer crew at Tighnabruaich RNLI assembled to greet challengers as they tour all 77 Scottish RNLI stations - past and present - in just 19 days

Tighnabruaich lifeboat along with 911 challenge car

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911 RNLI Challenge in Tighnabruaich
On their mission to raise awareness and vital funds for the RNLI charity, James and Belinda called in at Tighnabruaich Lifeboat Station to meet crew and further their anti-clockwise road navigation of all Scottish Stations which began in Lerwick on 23rd August.

Taking part in a mock rescue, their distinctive orange 911 Porsche 'Splash', 'towed' the Lifeboat, and in turn was 'towed' by Prop Macleod's 1938 Austin 7. The couple explained that their tour raises funds both by sponsorship and via the 'rnli-911challenge' Just Giving page with the ultimate aim of providing funds for a D Class Lifeboat.

This could be put into service in most locations and provide support to the RNLI volunteers who are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help save lives at sea.

James explained they will continue to undertake challenges yearly to help the RNLI. James said: we aim to raise awareness of this unique organisation which is run by volunteers whose sole purpose is to save lives at sea and we will continue to do so until 2024 when the RNLI celebrates it bicentenary.'

Following a very enjoyable visit to Tighnabruaich, their onward journey continued with stops at Arran and Kintyre Lifeboat stations, and is due for completion on 11th September in Kirkwall.
The Tighnabruaich lifeboat on the station slip with the 911 challenge car and an Austin 7

RNLI/PaulPaterson

RNLI 911 challenge visits Tighnabruaich station

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