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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


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:

RNLI Media Contacts: Andrew Limond, volunteer lifeboat press officer at Troon, 01292 314414

Henry Weaver, RNLI Press Officer for Scotland, 01738 642946, 07771 943026,

Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639,

Or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789.

The 911 Challenge Porsche alongside Troon all-weather lifebooat


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


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

Key facts about the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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