First of all we would like to take the time to apologise to those couples who have had to postpone their wedding day as a result of this pandemic. This is clearly not how anybody envisages the build up to their special day so we just want to say thank you for your amazing understanding and cooperation in these ‘unprecedented times’ (as the government like to say).
This morning, as you may already know, the government announced that from this Saturday 15th August lockdown measures are to be eased further in England. This includes the reopening of bowling alleys, casinos and soft play centres, the recommencement of certain beauty treatments, and importantly the declaration that small wedding receptions can now go ahead – hooray!
Although this is obviously a massive step in the right direction for the events industry, there is still a long way to go. Furthermore, prior to this announcement, there has been a huge lack of attention paid to the industry. As a result, the #WeMakeEvents campaign has been launched in an attempt to raise awareness and yield further government support in an industry which has suffered huge losses over the past 5 months.
You may have seen that on Tuesday 11th August, the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich was illuminated in red. What you may not know is that over 700 other UK venues also joined in with this display of solidarity. But what are all of these venues campaigning for?
We would like the government to provide the events industry with significant support until events are able to resume without the limitations imposed by social distancing policies. Such support includes:
If you are interested in getting behind this campaign and supporting the events industry through these challenging times then please click the link and add your name to the campaign. Thank you in advance for your support!