Hope you are doing well during these uncertain times, we know it has been difficult for everyone in different ways and we know it has put different strains on each and everyone of us. Please don’t forget that Little People UK (LPUK) are always here if you need to talk. We have also collated lots of information on our website (www.littlepeopleuk.org) to offer support, including professional advice for any mental health issues.
We thank you all for your patience with LPUK during this time and today we sadly announce there will be no LPUK event during the remainder of 2020, this was a very difficult decision for the committee, however we felt a responsibility to ensure everyone is safe and healthy and a large event would make this difficult, if not impossible, to manage. We do not know how COVID19 will affect things in the near and distant future and did not want to take the risk. We also have to consider the economic implications of holding a large event, sadly during the COVID19 pandemic we have lost the majority of our funding opportunities and fundraising activities, for example Children In Need grant application, Ride London, Star Wars Weekend at Leicester Space Centre, Yaxley Festival and several others we had organised for the summer season, this has put a financial strain on LPUK and holding a large event would be too much of a risk, particularly if we were to have to cancel at short notice, we can not take the risk with your money. This does give us time to work hard in creating a great event for the next opportunity we have.
We have also consulted information given to charities by the Charity Commission and have taken the decision to postpone the LPUK AGM. We will keep everyone informed on when the next LPUK event and AGM will be, all of this information will be emailed to members and posted on our website. In the meantime, we have attached an overview of our accounts or the year ending May 2019. We would like to thank each and everyone of you who have made a donation, undertaken fundraising or simply promoted LPUK during this time, your efforts and fundraising has really given us a boost to continue our work. We very much look forward to seeing and thanking you all again soon, when it is safe to do so.
Little People UK Committee