Due to the on-going Covid-19 Global pandemic and the continuing impact that this is having in our lives, the committee of the Wiston Steam Rally (Sussex Steam Shows LTD) consider the safety and wellbeing of all of our supporters to be paramount and have taken the decision to postpone our 2020 10th Anniversary event.
We have delayed making this announcement for as long as feasible, and have continuously monitored the Government and Public Health England’s advice in the hope that there would be a possibility of adapting our plans to have an event this year. However, with the Government’s suggestion that social distancing will continue for some time yet and no firm commitment as to when the restriction on large gatherings will be lifted, postponement is the inevitable conclusion.
On a brighter note, plans are already underway for 2021 and our 10th Anniversary Wiston Steam Rally which we hope will be our biggest and best to date. If you have received an entry form for 2020 - please continue to send these in as we intend to roll these over for our 2021 event and you will only need to contact us if any details change for you between now and then.
In addition, we will be hosting the first Virtual Wiston Steam Rally over the weekend of 11th July – 12th July 2020 to maintain our support of our nominated charity SERV Sussex (bloodrunners) who are currently working hard within the crisis response, providing a frontline volunteer service carrying blood and Covid-19 tests to hospitals nationwide.
We will be posting videos and photos from the last nine years of Wiston Steam Rally across social media. We are also encouraging our exhibitors and visitors and anyone else to share their own videos and photos and we invite everyone who has enjoyed Wiston through the years to donate to SERV via our our Localgiving page www.localgiving.org/fundraising/virtualwistonsteamrally .
More information is at www.sussexsteamrally.co.uk/virtual-wiston-steam-rally
We thank you for your understanding and support, we wish you and your loved ones the very best of health.
We look forward to reuniting with you on our 10th Anniversary, 10th & 11th July 2021.
The Wiston Steam Rally Committee (Sussex Steam Shows LTD)