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Kessock RNLI team returns home as winners after 3000-mile journey to Monte Carlo in fundraising challenge

By Federica Stefani

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The team arrived at the lifeboat station earlier this afternoon.
The team arrived at the lifeboat station earlier this afternoon.

A four-man team from RNLI Kessock has returned home victorious today after driving nearly 3000 miles in a 21-year-old BMW – covering the distance between Monte Carlo and North Kessock in 48 hours.

Volunteer tractor drivers at the Kessock station Alan Mcdiarmid, Ross Sproule, Chris Howard and Graham Hastie set off last week to reach Monte Carlo in a challenge for which they have raised more than £10,000 to improve the station's facilities.

The crew competed against other teams in a rally and completed a list of challenges, and were declared winners of the competition.

The challenge marks the 30th anniversary of the station.

A post on Facebook announced that the team made it back home earlier this afternoon.

It stated: "After nearly 3000 miles, visiting several countries, lots of laughs, challenges, and no real major issues with the old BMW, the team are glad to be back. We are all looking forward to getting together and hearing all the stories and looking through the pictures from the epic adventure.

"Thanks again for all your support and donations along the way."

Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can do so at justgiving.com/team/rnlikessocktomontecarloorbust.

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