You've Been Nabbed 29 - Cancelled
The 29th You’ve Been Nabbed Rally - Cancelled
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The Trustees of The National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD) regret to announce the cancellation of the 29th You’ve Been Nabbed Rally (May 8th – 10th 2020) at The Royal Cheshire Showground.
The Trustees and other Elected Officials of The NABD have been monitoring the development of the Coronavirus pandemic over recent weeks and, in view of recent government announcements, and with attention to our duty-of-care to our rally-goers and volunteers, many of whom are in the highest-risk groups for Coronavirus; we now have no alternative but to cancel this event.
The You’ve Been Nabbed rally is the largest annual fundraising event for The NABD and the cancellation of the 2020, event at this late stage, is likely to hurt The NABD funds to the tune of approximately £35,000.00, and none of our insurances cover us for the cancellation of an event in such extraordinary circumstances.
All ticket-holders for the 29th You’ve Been Nabbed rally can claim a full refund of the ticket price (and rally badges if purchased with tickets) as can all holders of car or caravan passes etc. Refunds will only be made when tickets/passes/badges etc. are received at The NABD office. (No callers in person please. The office will not be accepting visitors).
It has been very heartening, and somewhat humbling, to see several comments on social media in recent days where people have stated that, in the event of the event being cancelled, they would not claim refunds on their tickets. Such wonderfully magnanimous gestures will undoubtedly lift the spirits of all concerned in this unavoidable decision to cancel, as well as going some way to mitigate the terrible financial losses we now face.
All Trader’s fees previously received for this event will also be refunded on receipt of trade-passes at The NABD office.
We cannot be certain as to what other knock-on effects this cancellation, and the likely cancellation of any other events that would have supported The NABD over coming months, may have on the future of The NABD. Our initial estimate of loss from this single cancellation is enough to give us great cause for concern as to what condition this will leave the charity in by the end of the 2020/21 financial year.
The only thing we can say with any certainty is that The NABD will inevitably be very severely damaged by these losses; though The Trustees and other Elected Officials are dedicated to doing everything they can to ensure that this much-needed charity survives this current crisis.
I feel it worth reiterating the fact that all of The Trustees and other Elected Officials and Representatives of The NABD are 100% voluntary and unpaid. The NABD has only two paid employees (Office Manager and Admin Assistant) and this volunteer-led format has enabled this Association to directly help more than 12,000 disabled people to enjoy the freedom and independence of motorcycling.
The NABD has been a successful registered charity since April 1991 and, with the continued support of stout-hearted people, we hope to still be a successful registered charity in April 2021.
For further information about The NABD or to make donations to The NABD see: www.nabd.org.uk
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