It is with regret that Rescue Day 2020, which was due to be held on Saturday 11th July at 7 Lakes Country Park, Crowle has been cancelled, following the latest guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Several of our organisers are employed by our emergency and health services and along with our stakeholders, who support the planning and delivery of Rescue Day are all under extreme pressure at this time, therefore regrettably a joint decision has been taken to cancel the event.
Chris Long, Chair of the Rescue Day Society, said “We thank our hosts, 7 Lakes Country Park, and all our organisers, officials, volunteers, exhibitors and their families for their support during these unprecedented times.’
“This decision has not been taken lightly and in partnership with our key stakeholders we need to ensure the safety of our visitors, exhibitors, emergency and rescue services. Furthermore, our social responsibilities extend to the broader population and the potential drain on valuable public health resources on which we are all reliant.”
Rescue Day remains committed to promoting the great work of our emergency and voluntary services, raising money for charities and good causes, it has funded many lifesaving public defibrillators and equipment which have been placed in local communities.
Exhibitors will be contacted within the next 7-10 days to arrange refunds of any pitch or programme fees.
Grants from our 2019 event will be announced later in the year.
We know our visitors and exhibitors will be sad to hear that this year’s event has been cancelled, however we are pleased to let you know that Rescue Day will return in 2021 on Saturday 10th July 2021 and we look forward to welcoming you all back next year.
The latest UK Government advise on COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response