This year, three naval charities, Navy Wings, the Royal Marines Charity and the Royal Navy Winter Sports Association offered one lucky winner the chance to win a unique Custom Edition, BMW R nineT Racer superbike!
After thousands of tickets were sold, the lucky winner has been drawn and it’s motorbike enthusiast and Royal Navy Reserve, Warrant Officer Class 1 Keith (Shiner) Wright.
Keith Wright Joined the RNR at HMS President in January 1979 as a Marine Engineering Mechanic and has served with distinction across a number of varied roles in his career including Royal Navy Diving Teams throughout the UK, Hong Kong and Australia, the Mine Warfare Branch, a Force Protection Team Leader, conducting a number of successful operations in the Gulf and other regions. During the 2012 Queens Diamond Jubilee celebration’s Wright had the privilege to manage the RNR and RMR contingent for the Armed Forces Muster at Windsor and the River Pageant at HMS President.
He has represented a variety of ships, establishments and the RNR in Rugby for a number of years and participated in the Royal Navy skiing championships over many seasons.
A delighted Keith said, ‘After a really challenging 2018 when I was diagnosed and then successfully treated for throat cancer with the help and support of my family, friends and shipmates, my wife and I have been fundraising for the Throat Cancer Foundation, which is a charity promoting the vaccination program that targets this terrible but treatable illness and bring it to the public’s attention.
I am once again able to enjoy the thrills of motorcycling, and with my fantastic new BMW R nine T racer being the icing on the cake.
My Naval career and passion for motorcycles have gone hand in hand, from a Junior Marine Engineering Mechanic with a Honda SS50 in 1979, to the National Warrant Officer for RNR Seamanship with a BMW R 1200 in 2019. Having always supported military and motorcycle charities over the years. When BMW Bahnstormer advertised a raffle in aid of three Royal Navy charities I had no hesitation in purchasing some tickets to assist with the great work that I have seen first-hand from each charity.’
Jock Alexander, CEO of Navy Wings said, ‘The bike couldn’t have been won by a more deserving person. Keith has endured some challenging times recently and it’s fantastic that luck shone on him in this raffle. It’s an absolute pleasure to present the bike to Keith and I hope he enjoys riding this unique machine’.
All proceeds of the raffle have been split between the three Naval charities Navy Wings, The Royal Marines Charity and The Royal Navy Winter Sports Association.