Falkirk Charities Day cancelled

The charities day offers good causes the chance of a cash injection
The charities day offers good causes the chance of a cash injection
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The annual charities day in Falkirk’s High Street tomorrow has been called off for fears of high winds.

Organisers Falkirk Delivers say gusts of up to 35mph are forecast for Saturday and they have taken the decision to cancel the event for safety reasons.

The charities day gives good causes the opportunity to raise much-needed cash and awareness of their organisations by filling High Street with stalls and engaging with local shoppers, but they will miss out tomorrow in what would have been the 10th year of the event.

Insurers of the event told Falkirk Delivers they would not be covered if it went ahead.

Falkirk Delivers manager Alastair Mitchell said: “We’re very sorry to have to cancel this great event, but due to the adverse weather conditions forecast we unfortunately have no choice.

“Public safety is our utmost concern. We are in talks with our partners the Rotary Club and hope to re-schedule the event for some time in September.”

Due to the cancellation charities are being invited to have stalls at a family day in Denny’s Stirling Road on August 31 from noon - 4 p.m.