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The annual GoldWing Light Parade set to raise funds for Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The annual GoldWing Light Parade, which raises thousands of pounds for Scarborough RNLI, returns to the seafront on Saturday 10 September.

From 10am until 4pm, dozens of GoldWings will be parked on Foreshore Road, with trikes displayed on the West Pier.

From 8pm, the bikes will parade along the north and south bays, to the delight of thousands of spectators who now turn up especially to see this illuminated spectacle.

The parade will be followed at about 9.30pm by a fireworks display on the south beach.

The Honda GoldWing is the world’s top touring motorcycle, say the organisers.

All GoldWing owners, individuals or members of any club, can take part in this spectacular end-of-season event. They can just turn up on the day and register.

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Photos of a previous parade. Credit: Dave Barry.

RNLI Media contacts
For further details ring Dave Barry, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, on 07890 322992.

Key facts about 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 Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 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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