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2019 RNLI 911 Challenge
2019 RNLI 911 Challenge
2019 RNLI 911 Challenge
2019 RNLI 911 Challenge

2019 RNLI 911 Challenge

24/9/2019

Porsche Centre Edinburgh was delighted to sponsor the Queensferry RNLI station as part of the 2019 RNLI 911 Challenge. This challenge saw Belinda and James Richardson drive anti-clockwise around the whole of Scotland to visit all 77 RNLI Lifeboat Stations in just 19 days.

The purpose of the challenge is to raise awareness of the RNLI, a unique organization run by volunteers whose sole purpose is to ‘save lives at sea’. Companies and individuals were asked to sponsor parts of the drive to the Scottish Lifeboat Stations, raising funds to purchase a ‘D’ Class Lifeboat (or equivalent) by 2024.

On Wednesday 4 September, Belinda and James Richardson were joined by Paul Farrell, Centre Principal of Porsche Centre Edinburgh, to present chief helm Dave and his crew with a commemorative plaque. The plaque is now on display on the window sill overlooking the Forth Bridge.

Donald Hossack, Porsche Club Great Britain (R2 Scotland) organiser, and several other Porsche Club Members have also shown their support to this cause.

Phil Hyke (Porsche-trained Technician at Porsche Centre Edinburgh) also joined them for a ‘Pit-Stop’ session where he carried out a full diagnostics check on ‘Splash’ (Belinda and James' treasured 911), topping up the oil and checking the tyres and brake pads in order to ensure it was ready for the remaining week of their challenge.

Visit the challenge website to find out more. 

Please contact Ana Garcia by on ana.garcia@porscheedinburgh.co.uk or call 0131 657 8220 to find out more about our events.