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Charity fundraiser cancelled because of the weather forecast

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A FUNDRAISING family fun day due to be held at the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, at Millington, near Lymm on Sunday has been cancelled.
Organisers have called off the event, which normally attracts hundreds of people, because of a grim weather forecast.
Pippa Watton, spokesperson for the organisers said: “This is such an important community event for our charity, so we haven’t taken the decision lightly as we understand there will be a lot of very disappointed children and families who were looking forward to the event.”Sadly after such a fantastic summer the weather has changed and the forecasts for Sunday, and the days leading up to Sunday, are awful.  We’ve been keeping a very close eye on various forecasts – we’re all aware how quickly they can change – but with persistent warnings for wind, rain and thundery showers we have serious concerns about the safety of our guests.  The safety of visitors to the Adventure Farm is absolutely paramount and has to take priority.  Moderate to high wind will make it unsafe for us to erect marquees and gazebos and would make the use of bouncy castles and other entertainment equipment impossible.
Another pressing concern is rain, which is forecast in bucket-loads!
“This event is held on one of our fields and we use a neighbouring field for parking.  Sustained, heavy rain between now and the event will make the ground unsuitable for vehicles, meaning not only can we not get vehicles on site to deliver items for the event, but our guests won’t be able to park!
We had given ourselves a decision deadline to give us time to let guests know but also in the interests of saving the charity as much money as possible.  With any event, there are costs involved, which if we left the decision until the weekend we would still incur.  Cancelling now will save us wasting money unnecessarily, which we hope you agree is extremely important.
We are so very sorry to everyone who was planning on joining us on Sunday.  We hope you understand that your safety is our number one priority. “

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