IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND COMMITTEE OF SUMMER MOON
Firstly, thank you for your brilliant support during the June 2019 festival and 11 previous festivals. With your amazing help, we have raised over £153,000 for local charities and good causes!
Our large band of happy volunteers from the local community are invaluable and highly regarded. Our sponsors are loyal and generous. Our suppliers of food and drink are of the highest quality. Our bands and musicians are hugely entertaining and provide an excellent range of music for all tastes.
With such a great line up, improving year on year, it is extremely sad that we are having to cancel the Summer Moon Beer and Music festival in 2021, as we were obliged to do in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The decision to cancel not just one but two festivals has been taken with extremely heavy hearts. We cannot stress too strongly our disappointment that our festival’s loyal supporters are missing out an event that they look forward to each year. We also hugely regret that we currently have no realistic way to fund raise for local charities and good causes.
We believe in the ‘how can we do this?’ ideal rather than a blanket ‘no, that’s not going to happen’ attitude. Whichever way we look at it, though, the Trustees of Kingskerswell Summer Moon Trust have a responsibility to ensure that we minimise risk, do not compromise anyone’s personal safety and ensure that we remain a viable charity for the future.
The objects of the Trust are to provide financial support to local charities and community groups through the organisation of festivals. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, our style of event is not viable as its success depends on a large crowd of people having a brilliant, sociable time in a relatively small area on the Parish Meadow. Amongst other things, our insurance company will not insure our event against losses due to Covid 19 or similar.
We are all living in strange, surreal times which are having a considerable impact upon our day to day lives. We are sure everyone is trying to make sense of things, looking for a balanced, meaningful ‘new normal’. We are certain that it would be great to have an enjoyable local event to look forward to next summer. Unfortunately, the cancellation of the festival is unavoidable and we believe this is a realistic and responsible approach.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future – at our “great little festival”.
In the meantime, take great care and stay safe.
Tony Johnson, Chairman
During the current Coronoavirus pandemic, if you can help the charities that Summer Moon has helped in the past (see Trust page) please do so, whether by volunteering, giving a donation or simply by showing your support and appreciation for their work.
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