WORDS FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Barry Howe, President
On behalf of The Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower I’d like to thank you for your amazing support of Billericay Christmas Market that has allowed Billericay Mayflower Rotary to raise over £350,000 for good causes over the past 10 years. Unfortunately, as we are all too aware, this year is not going to be like any other, and neither is Billericay Christmas Market!
We’re extremely disappointed that we’ll not be able to run Christmas Market 2020 in the usual way, with Santa’s Parade, its many stalls, food and drink outlets, funfair attractions, stages, Santa’s Grotto and street entertainers together with the excellent High Street shops and businesses that normally remain open to enjoy, often, their best trading day of the year.
In an effort not to disappoint Billericay (and to hopefully raise much-needed funds for the charities we support), we have set up this Virtual Billericay Christmas Market that we hope will go some way to compensate for the disappointment YOU must be feeling too. Please wander round the website to find a whole host of interesting features including links to a number of the traders and stallholders who regularly attend the market.
As we’re unable to greet you on arrival with our event programmes and donation buckets, we’ve set up a JustGiving page so that you can continue with your generous support for charities. This year our focus is very much on local children who have found life in the pandemic very challenging and need professional support on a number of fronts.
Now all that’s left is for me, on behalf of Billericay Mayflower Rotary, to wish you the best Christmas possible, and to hope that this time next year we’ll be looking forward, once again, to “the real thing”.