Organisers of a successful celebration honouring those who care for older and vulnerable people in North Yorkshire are looking forward to a huge party in 2021 after being forced to cancel this year’s event.
They say the miracles social care workers have performed in the fight against coronavirus will spur them on to create an even better event next year.
Organiser Mike Padgham said: “It will be a fantastic event, truly honouring those amazing people in social care who, alongside their colleagues in the NHS, have performed miracles helping the country to fight Covid-19.”
The first Celebrate Social Care was held in October last year and was a great success, attracting around 500 people from social care to Scarborough Spa for an inspiring evening.
The organisers had hoped to repeat that success next month and had booked the Spa for another party. But the coronavirus pandemic has meant that the event has had to be called off.
Mr Padgham added: “We were absolutely gutted to have to cancel the second Celebrate Social Care event this autumn. But it is out of our control and now we are turning our attention to hosting a bigger and better Celebrate Social Care event in 2021.
The organisers are delighted that North Yorkshire County Council has agreed to be the principal supporter of next October’s event, which will again be held at Scarborough Spa.
They are calling on other organisations, businesses and individuals to step up and sponsor next year’s Celebrate Social Care.
“By the time we get to next Autumn, hopefully with coronavirus behind us, we shall be long overdue an enormous celebration and we plan to hold one,” Mr Padgham said.
“We look forward to lots of local people, individuals and organisations joining us to sponsor and support what I expect to be the event of the year next October.”
Last year’s Celebrate Social Care featured live music, a four-course celebration dinner and loads of surprise entertainment which included West End singers and all-round entertainer Steve Walls. There was also a special guest appearance from BBC Look North presenter, Harry Gration.
The evening also raised £2,000, which was split between four charities: Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia Forward.
For more details on supporting the next event please contact 01723 502411