A group of forces veterans has come to the rescue of Kirkham and Wesham Club Day – thanks to the intervention of The Express.
Organisers of the twin towns’ fun day were concerned that the long-established event could face an uncertain future as they faced spiralling costs following a change in marshalling arrangements.
But Fylde Veterans, a group of ex-servicemen led by St Annes councillor Ed Nash, have volunteered their services for Club Day on June 8 after being alerted to the situation by The Express.
And the veterans, who helped with marshalling at Lytham’s St George’s parade last month and will be on duty at this weekend’s St Annes Triathlon, are keen to get involved with other similar events across the area.
Coun Nash said: “We are delighted to do anything we can to help.
“The club day and carnival events are a vital part of the Fylde’s heritage.”
This year’s Kirkham and Wesham parade will for the first time see the organisers having prime responsibility for marshalling and road closures as police concentrate on dealing with revellers in the evening.
Steve Cross, chairman of the Kirkham and Wesham event’s organising committee, said: “We are so grateful to Coun Nash and his colleagues – and of course to The Express.”