CAFT open day cancelled – again!
Below is a statement issued by local children’s charity CAFT, which was due to hold its annual Family Fun Day over the weekend.
The cancellation follows last year’s cancellation of the popular fundraising event for similar reasons.
“It’s with a very heavy heart that we have taken the decision to cancel today’s Family Fun Day at CAFT.
“After a week of beautiful weather the heavens have opened here in Millington and we simply can’t go ahead.
“Fields and roads are flooded and the forecast is for heavy rain all day, making visiting the Adventure Farm impossible.
“This isn’t a decision we have taken lightly, so much work goes into preparing for an event like this.
“Staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly to prepare our land and facilities for our visitors.
“Months of work have gone into creating a day of fun, to say we’re disappointed is an understatement!
“Cancelling an event like this comes at a huge cost to our charity, so much has been invested financially and we now need to look at ways of recouping not just the money we’ve spent but also the funds that would have been raised today – this event usually raises in the region of £6,000 for our charity.
“Funds raised at this event would have helped us to bring fun, love and laughter to the lives of children visiting CAFT, we’d be so grateful for any donations to help us to continue to make a difference.”