Rescue Day cancelled again as the pandemic continues to impact on mass gatherings

A major event in the calendar which sees some ten thousand visitors descend on a tiny village just over the border in North Lincolnshire has had to be cancelled again.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 9:24 am

Rescue Day 2021, which was due to be held on Saturday July 10 at 7 Lakes Country Park at Ealand has been cancelled.

Despite the government’s four-step roadmap to ease restrictions, stage four, which allows the return of larger events is due to take place no earlier than June 21.

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The popular event has had to be cancelled again

A spokesman explained: “Several of our organisers are employed by our emergency and health services and along with our stakeholders, who support the planning and delivery of Rescue Day, remain under extreme pressure at this time, therefore regrettably a joint decision has been taken to cancel this year’s event.”

Chris Long, chairman of the Rescue Day Society, added: “ Cancelling the event is one of the hardest decisions to make, however it has been a tough year for all of those involved with the event.”

"Rescue Day remains committed to promoting the great work of our emergency and voluntary services, raising money for charities and good causes, it has funded many lifesaving public defibrillators and equipment which have been placed in local communities. We know our visitors and exhibitors will be sad to hear that this year’s event has been

cancelled once again, however we are pleased to let you know that Rescue Day will hopefully return next year on Saturday July 9, 2022.

“Please keep an eye on our website and social media accounts and for more information.”

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