The star event of the Mayor of Knutsford’s events calendar, the annual Civic Ball, has been cancelled.
The event was originally planned for 21st March but was postponed to 18th September at the introduction of the lockdown period due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. It was initially hoped that a September event would be viable, but organisers at Knutsford Town Council made the difficult decision that the current social distancing requirements prevent a suitable enjoyable event being held.
An alternative fundraising event will be planned in its place for the early autumn and will likely be an interactive online event. Cllr Andrew Malloy, the town mayor, hopes to announce details of this new event will soon and anyone wishing to participate or find out more can register their interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew is also preparing for his final sponsored event to raise funds for Knutsford youth sporting activities and a starter fund for a new skate park. Details of his Cheshire Three Peaks walk, including how to sponsor him, will be released once a date for the challenge has been set.
Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford, said: “The Mayoress and I are really disappointed to not be able to host a Mayors Ball this year. This is the biggest event in the Mayoral diary, and the opportunity to try to raise a significant amount for my causes, youth sporting activities and a skatepark. But as you’ll understand, in the current Covid situation, it would be very difficult to justify getting a large number of people in a room together for an indoor celebration, even with the intention of raising money for local causes.
Hopefully we can organise another Covid safe event to close out the extended Mayoral year, and we still hope to take on the Cheshire Three peaks in the coming months too, so anything you can do to support us raise as much money as possible in the remaining few months would be very gratefully received”.
All guests booked to attend the Mayor’s Ball should have received an email with information on claiming a refund, if any guests have not received this or have any queries they should contact the Town Council Office on 01565 653 929 or email.