Goldwings light up to support Llandudno Lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Britain's finest Honda Goldwings, the worlds top touring motorbikes, were on display again in Llandudno this weekend.

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Stormy Sam joins the Honda Goldwing Llandudno Light Parade

The Goldwing Light Parade is one of the UK’s most exciting charity events which took place along the Llandudno sea front and promenade in front of thousands of visitors to the town.

The annual event has successfully raised thousands of pounds for the Llandudno RNLI, Blood Bikes and the Lions Charities. Volunteers from the Llandudno Lifeboat were delighted to be able to support the parade this year, with the inshore lifeboat going on exercise to please the visitors who had arrived to see the two hundred and thirty-nine Honda Goldwings on display.

Dave Crowley, Secretary of the Light Parade committee commented on how important the event is to help maintain the RNLI's valuable work in Llandudno. He also explained that after this year’s eighth parade, a figure of over £30,000 would have been raised for local charities.

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Jonathon Coe, Lifeboat Press Officer at Llandudno Lifeboat Station at Jonathan_Coe@rnli.org.uk

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Llandudno RNLI volunteers prepare for the Honda Goldwing Event

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Llandudno inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson on exercise

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Llandudno RNLI volunteers supporting the 2019 Honda Goldwing Parade

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