Organisers make the difficult decision to postpone Chester Pride after severe weather warnings for the UK.
As winds of up to 50 mph are set to batter the UK this weekend, outdoor events across the UK, including Chester Pride have had to make the difficult decision to cancel their events.
Organisers for Chester Pride, wrote, “It is with regret that, upon full consultation with Cheshire West & Chester Council, the relevant authorities, and the service providers that a final decision has been made to postpone our 2019 event.
“The reason for this is due to the high winds and gusts of up to 50MPH forecasted by Met Office weather reports for this weekend. The safety of all those planning to attend Chester Pride 2019 must and will always come first. The volunteer committee has not taken this decision lightly, but are all in agreement on this matter.”
Chester Pride is looking for another date to reschedule the event, later in the year.
Chairman Warren Lee Allmark has said,“12 months of hard planning and overcoming obstacles to make sure event is a success has for me been summed up when I have 12 fantastic members of the committee sit and cry in front of me. The team and myself have worked none stop on this project and we are truly saddened, however, there is a silver lining that we are able to reschedule at short notice in fact to Cheshire West & Chester Councils events Team, Service providers and local authorities. We will face some really hard operational issues but we are fully behind the event and will do our very best to make sure that 2019 is a year to remember”.
A GoFundMe fundraising page has been set up to help recover some of the lost costs. As a free event, we rely on donations along with sponsors to help us put on this event, so the communities support is more important now than ever. “
Updates on Chester Pride will be posted first on www.chesterpride.co.uk or on our social media sites
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