Record breaking sum raised during parade

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Thanks have been paid to all those involved in this year’s Goldwing Lights Parade after the event raised a record breaking sum for charity.

Earlier this month a grand total of 230 Goldwings came into Scarborough for the fifth annual parade.

The event, which was attended by several Goldwing clubs from across the UK, raised £3,880 on the day - the highest figure to date.

The figure included a £300 cheque from Scotland, presented by members of the Goldwing Misfits group on behalf of Dundee Travel National Express.

Scarborough Mayor Cllr Helen Mallory received the donation on behalf of the RNLI Scarborough Lifeboats.

Another cheque for £100 came from the Goole Charter Club Ladies’ Darts Team, with more funds expected from the bungee jumpers who secured their own sponsorship from family and friends.

Event organiser John Bates said: “There were many supporters and sponsors of this event. We would like to mention special thanks to those who had volunteered their time and assistance to help it run smoothly.

“Thanks to the people of Scarborough and the Scarborough Council for allowing us to stage this event and supporting it by attending.

“Thank you to everyone and we look forward to seeing you all for our next parade on Saturday, September 7 2013.”

Special thanks were paid to the RNLI for use of their premises, Ellie Walls who brought her Olympic torch, Cheryl Eade for her face painting, Sew Embroidery for 100 event patches, members of the South Bay Traders’ Association for fireworks and support, the Redcliffe Hotel and Cayton Bay Holiday Park for holiday raffle prizes.

The White Rose GoldWings group were also thanks for 14 hours of hard work on the day, as were the GoldWing Misfits Club members for supplying trike rides, the Lancs and Lakes Region of the GWOCGB for marshalling the parade, Christine Adams for chauffeuring the Mayor, Drew Graeme for chauffeuring the Mayoress and the many other individuals for their donations and efforts.

A “big thank you” also went to the contractors of Yorkshire Water for financing a traffic management plan to get the parade back through the roadworks in Marine Drive and the county council Traffic Department for allowing this to happen.