LOROS is in need of a new venue for the annual fireworks event, after Mallory Park goes into administration!
LOROS Hospice is desperately searching for a new venue to hold their Annual Fireworks Event after news emerged on Monday afternoon that Mallory Park Race Circuit has gone into administration.
The event which has been held at Mallory Park for the last 6 years has attracted over 30,000 people and raised over £30,000 for the hospice is now in jeopardy after receiving the news that Mallory Park has gone into administration and until a buyer is found all events have been cancelled.
The LOROS fundraising team have been busy organising the event for months and with entertainment booked, volunteers recruited and over 50,000 flyers produced there is now a real fear that if the event has to be cancelled they stand to lose a considerable amount of money.
Laura Betts, fundraiser for LOROS said; “The situation at Mallory Park is a very unfortunate reminder of the current difficulties businesses are facing. While we are very sad that we will not have the fantastic support from Mallory Park this year; we now have to focus all our attention on finding another venue and delivering an event that over the years the local community have come to love while at the same time raising vital funds for our charity.”
Last year the LOROS Annual Firework Event was under threat due to the fact that no sponsors had come forward, however, after word got out that the event might not go ahead LOROS received several offers of support from local organisations proving just how popular the event had become over the years. The plea for support resulted in Morningside Pharmaceuticals coming forward as the headline sponsor and saving the event. The partnership with Morningside was so successful that the pharmaceutical company agreed to be headline sponsor again this year.
With funding, infrastructure, entertainment and volunteers all secured LOROS is now hoping that an alternative venue can be found to ensure this much loved event will go ahead.
If you think you may be able to help please contact LOROS fundraising urgently on 0116 2318431.