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Statement From The Chair

 

Tim LinceWelcome to the 10th St. George’s Day Festival! Last year, with your help, we managed to raise the spectacular sum of £101,152 for charity and this year we have set the target of £135,000.

Working with the tremendously hardworking festival committee, we are aiming to deliver an outstanding festival which truly celebrates our tenth anniversary. This year, the festival runs for seven days and introduces some new events in which you can participate. We have a week of English films showing at the Lowther Pavilion (each afternoon) and on the Wednesday night we introduce our Ladies Evening with fashion show, dinner and unique shopping experience in the Festival Marquee on The Green.

Our Comedy night brings together comedy stars from TV and Radio to entertain and our Tea Dance has a slightly different slant this year with delightful Afternoon Tea provided by The Villa. Of course, there is the Choir Competition, the Military Band night, the Ball and the Lunch for which you can book tickets. Following the famous St. Georges Day Parade through Lytham on Saturday is the England’s Finest Fair. The Fair continues on Sunday with Parachutists leaping from the sky, First World War re-enactments, marching bands, Circus schools, Children’s performances, craft & food stalls and not forgetting the Fun Fair.

The St. George’s Day Festival committee is made up of representatives from Businesses both Local and National, interested parties, representatives from each of the Charities and individuals who have the drive and ambition to see the Festival grow year on year. They are tasked with the delivery of the Festival’s aims in putting the Fylde region on the map nationally, celebrating St. George’s Day in a fitting way and raising as much money as possible to support it’s charitable aims.

The role of Chair is really just a conduit for gathering other people’s ideas together and the strength of the St. George’s Day Festival is in its component parts and the people that work tirelessly to deliver the Festival each year.

This year’s Charities are ABF (The Soldiers’ Charity), Trinity Hospice and Love Lowther (Lowther Pavilion’s far-reaching redevelopment of the Pavilion Theatre.)

I would like to extend an invitation to anyone who would like to volunteer to assist in the delivery of the Festival to get in touch. Without your involvement, the Festival would not have grown to where it is today.

If you are wishing to visit the Festival and help us celebrate our tenth year, we look forward to seeing you and will extend a warm welcome. Certain events sell out well in advance and we would advise early booking.

See you at the Festival in April!

Tim Lince