Dear Vice-Presidents, members and supporters,
I am writing to you all with the deepest regret, that the committee and I have had to come to the extremely difficult decision to cancel our celebrations due to be held on the 31st October 2020.
This is due to the unprecedented national emergency (Covid-19) pandemic in the UK currently having a huge impact on many organisations. Government legislation continues to enforce social distancing, and large public gatherings for events is prohibited. This legislation is highly likely to continue until the end of the year if not beyond.
I fully appreciate that this news will be very disappointing for many, but the safety of our members and the public must be our upmost priority. Our Emergency Services are also being put under huge pressure and we would not wish to increase it during this difficult time. Our Society state that we put on the event to ‘Burn to do good’. Therefore, we have taken this decision to do good by protecting our members and communities.
Another consideration for cancelling was that we have been unable to fundraise this year and we wish to be able to have funds to continue in the future. The Society will of course keep you updated on any of our fundraising events once they are able to take place safely. We welcome all members to come to our upcoming AGM which is due to take place in January 2021.
On behalf of the committee of the Littlehampton Bonfire Society Ltd, I would like to personally thank everyone for all the help that the society has received from our members but also our sponsors and local authorities.
Finally, we thank you all once again for your support and will be coming back in 2021 with a big bang! Our celebrations will be held on the 30th October 2021.
LBS Commander In Chief Elect
How you can help
The Littlehampton Bonfire Society works hard each year to organise the event, and each year we require volunteers and sponsors.