Wakefield Armed Forces Day cancellation
the announcement that the national Armed Forces Day event has been cancelled, in line with Government advice to help prevent the
spread of coronavirus, Wakefield Council are deeply
disappointed to announce the cancellation
of Wakefield’s Armed Forces Day.
The event, which was scheduled to take place on
Saturday 27 June 2020, marks the outstanding
contribution that our Armed Forces make to the country with a day of fun and
However, plans are already in place to arrange an even bigger
and better event next year to celebrate our Armed Forces.
Cllr Sandra Pickin, Wakefield
Council’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “We understand that the cancellation of
this event will be very disappointing for our residents, participants and
stallholders but safety must come first.
“We must be
responsible and follow the Government’s advice to protect the NHS and save
“However, the focus now turns
to next year and arranging a fantastic event for us all to show our
support and gratitude for those who have served or are currently serving in the
forces, and their families.”
All those involved in the event will be contacted by the
The Council has provided information to keep residents up to date
on its dedicated coronavirus information web page at bit.ly/CoronaWFD
The latest advice to residents is available on the NHS website