A RETIRED couple from London made made a big splash when they checked in to Troon harbour to support a very deserving cause last week.

James and Belinda Richardson last Thursday visited Troon RNLI Lifeboat Station with their Porsche 911 “Splash” as part of their 911 challenge.

They are driving round Britain in a Porsche 911 to raise awareness and funds for the RNLI visiting all 238 RNLI Stations and they aim to do it in 911 hours.

Always at their happiest when visiting the British Isles coastline – come sun, wind, or storm, they have embarked on the 911 Challenge as they wanted to put something back into society by supporting a truly worthy cause such as the RNLI

They are aiming to visit all of the RNLIs 238 lifeboat stations, to do it in just 911 hours, and to raise £56,644 for the RNLI in the process – equivalent to £238 for each of the 238 stations.

Starting at Teddington RNLI Lifeboat station, London on Thursday, August 23, they aim to complete their 911 challenge on Sunday, September 30 at Tower RNLI lifeboat station in London.

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.’

After leaving Troon Belinda and James headed to Girvan and Stranraer RNLI lifeboat stations before they head to Larne.

Follow their progress here: www.rnli-911challenge.co.uk/