Lowestoft Lions announce the cancellation of Oulton Broad Gala Day due to coronavirus
Lowestoft Lions’ main charity event of the year, Oulton Broad Gala Day, planned to take place on August Bank Holiday Monday, will not go ahead this year.
Team Gala spokesman Mark Lanham said, “It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that this year’s Gala Day is cancelled. Following many discussions and taking into consideration the Government’s advice, while not knowing how long the restrictions on social gatherings with last, we have decided to cancel Gala 2020. This is the first full cancellation of the event since Lowestoft Lions organised the first Gala Day in 1993.”
“Oulton Broad Gala Day is the biggest events in the Lowestoft Lions calendar each year, bringing a range of performances and activities. While its cancellation has become inevitable, we are very disappointed that we will be unable to hold this much-loved event this summer.”
Mr. Lanham added, ”We will however be re-evaluating the situation in early June to see if conditions have improved and if the ban on social gatherings has been lifted or is likely to be before August 31st. It is also possible that social distancing could be here until after the summer, but if not, we will consider putting on a smaller family fun day at Nicholas Everitt Park on August Bank Holiday Monday. Hopefully we will be back with our usual Gala Day again in 2021”