Statement From The Chair

 

Tim LinceWelcome to the 9th St Georges day festival.   Working with the previous chair (Bob Gallagher) and the tremendously hardworking festival committee we hope to be able to deliver for you a spectacular celebration of St Georges day in a five day festival that raises many thousands of pounds for Charity.

Last year we raised a total of £82,000 for the ABF ( Soldiers Charity), Trinity Hospice, and Love Lowther (Lowther Pavilions far reaching redevelopment of the Pavilion theatre).

The festival committee is made up from representatives of Businesses both Local and National, interested parties, representatives from each of the Charities and people who have the drive and ambition to see the festival grow year on year to deliver the Festivals aims in putting the Fylde region on the map nationally, celebrating St Georges day in a fitting way and raising as much money as possible to support it’s charitable aims.

I was honoured to be asked to step into Bob Gallagher’s shoes in May this year and have worked with Committee members to expand the Festival offer with a Choir Competition, Family Barbecue, Military Band Night and England’s Finest fair, which have been added to the already successful events that were previously run.

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

I would like to extend the invitation to anybody who would like to volunteer to help in the delivery or feels they have any skills that they could offer to the Committee to get in touch for without your involvement the festival would not have grown to where it has today.

And if you are just wanting to visit the festival we look forward to seeing you and extend a warm welcome.  Certain events sell out well in advance and we would advise early booking.

 

Tim Lince