Following extensive discussions by the FUN Organising Group, and the County Trustees of Girlguiding Northamptonshire, the very difficult and sad decision has been taken to now cancel FUN 2021.
At the time of writing, there remains considerable uncertainty as to how long COVID-19 will continue to impact on our ability to meet together face to face, and we have no idea when we will be able to enjoy guiding residential events such as FUN. We still feel it is critical for us to focus on the potential risks to the safety of those attending and their families, and it is also important that we limit the financial impact to both the county and units attending.
As always in Northamptonshire, we want to deliver a fantastic experience for our girls and volunteers at FUN camp, and we feel that this could be significantly impaired if we had chosen to go ahead with the current information we have, and the restrictions this could place on the event and the activities we could provide.
We will announce the year and date for the next FUN camp as soon as we possibly can.
The team are still very excited for the great event that will happen eventually, and do sincerely hope that you will stay a part of it if you can. Below are some related FAQs.
Thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter and we are truly sorry for any disappointment caused.
Why cancel now after previously postponing FUN 2020 to 2021?
None of us could have anticipated that the situation with Coronavirus COVID-19 would still be such a big part of all of our lives after 7 months and still changing rapidly. We did not want to progress further with the event given all of the uncertainty and the impact that this could have to health, and we have a duty to minimise the financial risk to all. This decision enables us to deliver an exciting and wow experience at the next FUN camp whenever that may be.
What happens now?
We will be in touch with anyone who still has a deposit held by us to arrange refunds back to your unit or to you if booked as an individual. Our volunteers will process this for you as quickly as possible – please be patient with them.
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