With great reluctance, the organising committee of the Specsavers’ Winter Wonderland have announced that this years event, scheduled for December 1st, is cancelled.
‘The rise in infection rates and understandable reluctance of our stalwart army of volunteers to commit to managing the event means that we don’t feel we can deliver our best experience for islanders’, said Bryan Lean of Cancer Research UK.
‘The preparation of the grounds and illuminations are complete, and months of meticulous planning have been put into reverse today’.
It’s a huge blow to the two charities, Cancer Research UK and the Lion’s Club of Guernsey who rely on the funds raised to support local initiatives.
‘After a year that has already been very difficult for fund raising, it’s hugely disappointing to have to cancel such a highlight for everyone, said John McLoughlin of the Lion’s Club. ‘We are happy to refund tickets if people wish, and are making arrangements to do that in the next week or so, so please bear with us , Alternatively, they could treat the money as a much-needed donation to the charities and support some great local causes’.
‘The great news is that new features and lights will simply be stored until next year, added Bryan. ‘We can promise that if we are able, we will celebrate our delayed 25th anniversary event with added gusto’.