Major Scilly Event Cancelled

rotary funday aug 2011The biggest fundraiser for the islands’ Rotary Club and Inner Wheel, tomorrow’s Fun Day on Holgate’s Green, has been called off due to predicted bad weather.

Forecasters say heavy rain and south westerly winds of up to 40mph will reach the islands by 12 noon, when the 5-hour event is meant start.

Rotarian Chris Peat says, “even the most optimistic of us felt that we shouldn’t do it.”

John Read, next year’s Rotary President, says he is, “more than disappointed” and the funding that the groups pass onto charities won’t now be available, he says.

The clubs have discussed rescheduling the Fun Day for the beginning of August but there are no firm plans in place yet.

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