The 2020 Cookham Dean Village Fete, due to be held on Saturday 12th September, has regrettably had to be cancelled in view of the continued Government restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Pam Forrester, chair of the organising committee, said: “Apart from the logistical issues of effective social distancing in both indoor and outdoor attractions, the fete committee had to consider significant financial costs including insurance, medical cover and road closure, which need to be paid well in advance, as well as potential late cancellation payments. It would not have been possible to cover such losses in the event of a late cancellation. The fete committee very sadly therefore felt that they had to cancel this year’s event.”
The committee recognises this means that the numerous charities supported by the fete will not benefit from it this year. The main charities which had been chosen for the 2020 fete are listed below. If you would like to show your support for the wonderful work they do, please visit their main websites as below to find out more about the work they do and how you can get involved or donate:
- Samaritans of Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead: samaritans.org
- CoppaFeel! (promotes awareness of breast cancer amongst young people): www.coppafeel.org
Pam Forrester commented, “We know that this fun community event for all age groups will be sorely missed, particularly in these times of social isolation. We look forward very much to welcoming everyone back to the fete on Saturday 18th September 2021.’’