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Clare HoppsPress Officer
We began collecting for the RNLI Lifeboats after seeing the lifeboat crews come well inland to South and West Yorkshire during the devastating floods of 2007.
Lifeboats News Release
The 5th annual Honda GoldWing Motorcycle Event will be taking place in Scarborough on Saturday 8 September 2012.
The event is staged in the town to generate funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), the charity that saves lives at sea.The day will kick off at 10am with a static display of GoldWing motorcycles outside Scarborough RNLI Lifeboat Station on Foreshore Road. The bikes will be on show until 4.30pm.There will also be fun for the whole family including a tombola, raffle, face-painting and bungee jumping.The GoldWing Light Parade, the main event of the day, will start at the West Pier car park at 8pm.Spectators will be treated to a parade of around 200 brilliantly illuminated motorcycles displaying show lights and playing music, as they travel along the Promenade.Many of the riders will be wearing fancy dress. This year’s theme is red, white and blue to mark the jubilee.GoldWing motorcycle riders are welcome to take part in the parade, even if they are not members of the GoldWing Owners Club of Great Britain. Details on this and full event information can be found at www.goldwing-light-parade.co.uk All proceeds from the motorbike display and parade will be donated to the RNLI. The bikers have raised an impressive £21,000 for the charity since 2008. Event organiser John Bates, from Rotherham said: ‘We began collecting for the RNLI Lifeboats after seeing the lifeboat crews come well inland to South and West Yorkshire during the devastating floods of 2007. They rescued people who were trapped in their homes and at work and it soon became clear that the RNLI don’t just save lives at sea. ‘Therefore as part of our efforts to raise a few quid for the RNLI, we organised a static display of our bikes at the lifeboat station, followed by a parade in the evening. The event proved so popular with GoldWing riders and holidaymakers alike that everyone keeps asking us to come back - so here we are into our 5th year and having a great time.’Picture caption1. RNLI mascot Stormy Stan with a GoldWing Light Parade rider. Credit John Bates.2. GoldWing Light Parade, raising money for the RNLI. Credit John Bates.RNLI media contacts For more information, please contact Clare Hopps, RNLI Press Officer, North, on 01642 750585 or 07824 518641 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download 2. GoldWing Light Parade, raising money for the RNLI
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland from 236 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 180 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.
The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.
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