Club day organisers in rural Fylde are calling on Kirkham and Wesham residents to turn this year’s event into the biggest and best yet.
The June 8 extravaganza will feature the usual procession, fair and garden parties, but, as the event enters a new era in terms of policing, organisers want bumper crowds to turn out and back the day to boost business and make it an occasion to remember.
The twin towns’ celebration had been in jeopardy after it was revealed police would be unable to marshal the event during the day – concentrating on dealing with revellers in the evening.
But thanks to the generous efforts of Fylde Veterans, who have already helped out at a number of other similar events across the area and were put in touch with the organisers by the Express, there will be at least 10 volunteers to help with road closures during the day.
Organisers’ chairman Steve Cross said: “We really want everyone to back the Club Day this year and get involved with what we are doing.
“There will be the usual events taking place, but we want it to be a sea of colour in the town – I know sometimes with these days the weather can play a part, but when we have the crowds out it creates an electric atmosphere.
“There will be superb buzz if we get a great turn-out.
“We haven’t had it easy this year with having to fund road closure boards, but we have been backed by fantastic support from many areas.
“We have a fantastic procession, superb garden parties and a fair at the recreation ground – and a great collection of shops, pubs and cafes.”