After careful consideration and in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Blantyre Community Committee has with a heavy heart decided to cancel Blantyre Summer Gala 2021.
This is obviously the second year we’ve had to do that and was a difficult decision.
Whilst the country looks towards more normal times, we can’t ignore the fact that by Summer, not everybody will have had their second vaccination and of course the very real risk of large crowds still not being able to meet still hangs over us all. In the interests of public safety and to avoid spending our fundraising monies and not being able to recover those sums later, the decision not to proceed was reached by Committee members.
As a small committee of volunteers, there’s a tremendous amount of work in planning the Blantyre Gala Weekend months in advance and the continued uncertainty is obviously outwith our control.
Cancellation is for the whole Summer event, including Live Near Livvies, the Gala Day and 80’s Night / Dance Through the Decades party. As such, no bookings for market vendors, entertainment acts or party tickets is possible.
We will continue to assess the situation in line with government advice and we hope we can bring you a Christmas even and Summer 2022 gala that Blantyre can truly be proud of! We can’t wait to bring the whole community together once again in such a fun way.
Meantime, thank you for your understanding and ongoing support. Stay safe, let’s get through this and we look forward to more normal times returning soon.