Buckfest '11' - Important Announcement
Good evening Buckfesters,
We hope that you are all well and coping as best you can in these increasingly troubled and confusing times.
We held our first virtual Committee meeting on Wednesday night to discuss whether we felt it would be safe and sensible to push ahead in the hope of putting on Buckfest '11'. After a great deal of discussion and much soul searching, we have decided to take the very difficult decision to cancel this year's festival.
Of course, this decision wasn't taken lightly: we had to weigh up if we could ensure everyone's safety in a gathering of 2250 Buckfesters, and that was something we didn't feel we could guarantee and that it would be foolhardy of us to think that it was achievable. We simply couldn't take the risk with your and your loved ones' health.
We also discussed whether it would be viable to put on a smaller scale event later this summer or in the early autumn, but we quickly dismissed this due to the fact that social distancing will probably still be in place and because we didn't want to compromise our principles and ethos. We have spent 10 years creating an amazing festival, and we did not want to short change anyone by delivering a day that we were not happy with and that you may be disappointed with.
We obviously understand that you will be - just as we are - gutted to hear this news, but rest assured, we will dust ourselves off and come back bigger, better and stronger to make up for missing out on the summer's 'go to' festival.
As you are all aware, supporting charities has always been close to our heart, with over £50k donated so far. With that in mind, we really want to help our charity partners for 2020 - Huntingdon Community Cancer Network, Leonard Cheshire Home Brampton and 3 Pillars Feeding the Homeless. Charities up and down the country are experiencing huge financial pressures and these three brilliant local charities really need our help to provide vital support!
We have set ourselves a fundraising target of £5k - if you feel like donating a portion of your ticket cost to our Just Giving page to help us reach our target, it would be greatly appreciated, and it will mean that the charities can proceed fully with their projects for this year.
If that wasn’t encouragement enough, Rick will be attempting to cycle 500 miles over 5 days over what would be Buckfest weekend. If permitted, this will be out on the road or done virtually in the confines of his home if lockdown continues. We will keep you updated on his plans!
Thank you as always for your wonderful and continued support; we couldn't do this without you. x
Rick, Scott, Jon, Nicky, Ian B, Simon and Ian C
We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again some sunny day
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