Funding applications have been unsuccessful and there is a real fear that this year’s event will have to be shelved unless money can be found from other sources.
David Elvidge the man behind the event has already secured £5000 from the Ministry of Defence but needs to find another £5000 in order for the event to go ahead.
Speaking to HU17.net Mr. Elvidge explained why the event was important what exactly he needs to get off the ground;
“I believe we need to as a community knowledge what our Armed Forces do and have done very difficult circumstances.”
“While we have £5000 in the pot this money will be used to pay for the stage lighting bands uniformed re-enactors.”
“We have also agreed fly past by the iconic Lancaster Bomber but in order to proceed with the event, we must find this additional money.”
“However, we are desperately seeking support and sponsorship to ensure this event is a worthy commemoration as in 2015 we reflect on our Armed Forces commitment and offer recognition to an number of other key anniversaries.”
“We have until Friday 5 June to make decision, from the design place them will simply have to cancel the event re-evaluate things.”