Stornoway Lifeboat station is the first Western Isles stop for a fundraising challenge team which will be hard to miss on Saturday (September 1st).
A lifeboat-orange Porsche 911 driven by Londoners Belinda and James Richardson is aiming to visit all 238 RNLI stations in the British Isles within 911 hours – and they’re heading here from Kyle of Localsh and Skye on Saturday night.
The couple have set themselves the challenge to raise funds for the RNLI. Their plan is to contribute £238 for each of the 238 lifeboat stations – leading to grand total target of £56,644.
They set off from the Teddington RNLI station on August 23rd and aim to reach London’s Tower RNLI station on September 30th. They’ve already made it all the way up the east coast of Britain and as far as Orkney and Shetland.
In the Western Isles, they visit Stornoway RNLI Lifeboat Station between 9.30 and 9.45pm on Saturday night.
The next day (Sunday September 2nd) the couple take in Leverburgh at 8.10am and hope to reach Barra by 2pm. From there they head to Mallaig, Tobermory and on along the west coast for the rest of their trip.
Belinda and James explained their three-fold passion for Porsche, the coast and the RNLI: “We have been fervent supporters of the RNLI since owning an inflatable on the Thames over 20 years ago and we have had a passion for owning a Porsche 911 for more than 50 years. We are always at our happiest when visiting the British Isles coastline – come sun, wind, or storm!”
They welcome anyone who’d like to come and see the Porsche and donate to the RNLI, but if you can’t catch them at the lifeboat stations, you can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rnli-911challenge