DESPITE having to cancel this year’s Lymm Transport Day due to the coronavirus pandemic organisers were able to donate £7,000 to important local causes, with plenty still in the kitty for next year’s event.
Everything had been booked for Lymm Historic Transport Day 2020.
“Entertainers, check. Vehicles check. Volunteer groups, check. Traders, check”: all this plus the hundred and one other things that make Lymm’s biggest day of the year run smoothly.
But then, like for many thousands of events, Coronavirus stepped in and the hi-vis jackets and wristbands had to go back into the cupboard for another year.
“It was a huge disappointment of course” explained Event Director Alan Williams “but there was clearly no alternative and our thoughts turned quickly to how we could make some sort of response to what was happening around us.”
Field Event Manager, John Parry added. “We had already donated nearly £5,000 in total to Lymm Heritage Centre, Maggie’s Cancer Centre and the RAF Benevolent Fund before the virus surfaced.
“It quickly became clear that important charities operating locally were among the hardest hit. With all sponsorship events cancelled, their funds took a huge hit. So Transport Day stepped in to donate a total of £7,000 across three important local causes: St Roccos, Warrington Foodbank and Samaritans.”
Organisers are confident that thanks to the huge success of the event there is still plenty in the kitty to enable them to put on another great show next year. In fact work has already started to ensure that Lymm’s latest annual event can go ahead spectacularly and safely.
Sunday June 27th 2021 – Get it in your diary now! More information at www.lymmtransport.org.uk