On Sunday 16th July we had a visit from David Outwaite. David is raising money for the RNLI and Cancer Research UK by driving his 1983 series 3 County Landrover around the coast of England and Wales, stopping at every Lifeboat station along the way.
David, 67, a former college lecturer and now the secretary of the Biddulph History Society, bought the 34 year-old Landrover 20 years ago when it was in a state of disrepair. He set to work restoring it and wanted to put it to good use. The Landrover chassis had been rusting for more than 12 years and was so badly corroded a new chassis, suspension and brakes were needed before the vehicle could be tested and taxed for the road in May 2017.
David is raising funds for both the RNLI and Cancer Research and is enjoying his tour of the coastline. David said, ‘I started on 1 July and I just need to be back home by September. Whilst visiting the lifeboat stations I’m taking the opportunity to deliver posters and leaflets about staying safe in the sun.’