A cancelled fireworks display in a Lincolnshire town has led to an estimated loss of around £10,000 which was due to go to local causes. The event, which was to take place at Bowthorpe Park Farm in Bourne this Saturday, was called off due to the “inclement weather”.
Organisers, the Bourne and District Round Table say they are “deeply saddened” to cancel the event and have asked the public to contribute what they can towards the costs incurred by the charities. In a statement published on social media, the group wrote: “The persistent and heavy rain that we have experienced, along with the forecast for continued adverse weather, has left our car park unsuitable for use.
“Unfortunately, the venue is not accessible on foot, which has left us with no choice but to cancel the event in the interest of safety and accessibility. For those who have purchased tickets for the event, we want to assure you that we will be issuing refunds. Please be patient as we work to process these refunds promptly.
“However, we also want to share with you the significant financial impact this cancellation will have on the charities we support. The estimated loss due to the cancellation of this charity event is in excess of £10,000.
“If you are in a position to help contribute to the costs incurred by the charities, we would greatly appreciate any donations, big or small, of your ticket money to support our charities. Your generosity will go a long way in helping us continue our charity work and future events.”