COVID-19 - Dunsfold Handling Day - postponement/cancellation

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COVID-19 - Dunsfold Handling Day - postponement/cancellation

I have been rather dreading having to make this announcement, but we are where we are and for a raft of reasons we have decided to postpone and possibly cancel the 2020 Dunsfold Handling Day on 2nd May.

We will undoubtedly have some members aged 70+ and others with underlying health conditions who may have been prevented from attending. There may also be some who just feel they could not attend.

On a fully booked event (which this was), we have well over 100 people on site and although it is in the open air, there would inevitably be crowding at briefings, the food wagon and around the ESV. We would also have huge issues with loaning helmets for use on the Top Gear Test Track.

All those who have booked will receive an e-mail from Pink Angels and have their booking fee refunded.

There is no one more gutted than I that we have had to take this decision, but the health and welfare of our members must always be our top priority.

On a more hopeful note, I have secured a alternative date on 3rd October when, if the crisis has passed, we may be able to put on a replacement event. I will of course keep you informed.

In the meantime, may I thank you for supporting the DHD and please, all of you take care of yourselves, be kind to each other and stay safe.

See you on the runway....... in October hopefully Thumb Up

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I think that you've made the right call.

Thank you for all the effort that you've put into this.

Jonathan

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Well there is one very happy person in my household with this news.

By October he will be 14 so will be able to come along as a passenger Smile

Thanks for all the hard work and we will look forward to October

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Not going to be able to test my lsd.........

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Well done for securing an alternative date Steve.  Thumb Up  

I suspect everyone expected this announcement.

Stephen

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Thanks - disappointing but sadly inevitable. 

To avoid missing out next time around, is there anyway that those of us who have booked will be able to get first refusal on the new date?

 

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If the October date looks viable and we can safely run the event, we will give all those who booked for the 2nd May a heads-up for an early-bird booking before it goes on general release.

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Spill the beans on the October date for our diaries, we need to put something positive in them for the inevitable wistful thinking required to get over the next few months. Almost certainly the correct decision and thanks for leading on this, very much appreciated.

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Re date, see amended original post Thumb Up

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Thanks for the heads up Steve, I was looking forward to my first ever DHD after 18 years of ownership but hey ho, what's a 5 month delay in the grand scheme of things? If you want to hold over my booking to October 3rd you may do so, but I guess it's easier to refund and start again. Cheers, Philip.

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