The Arbroath Sea Fest said a big thank you today (Friday) in recognition of the hard work done by community groups in supporting the annual event.
At Arbroath Harbour the Sea Fest organising committee expressed their thanks to the five groups that carried out invaluable work at this year’s celebration of maritime heritage.
In recognition of their hard work donations have been made to Arbroath Rugby Club, Arbroath Fire Brigade, Arbroath Sea Cadets, 2422 (Arbroath) Squadron Air Training Corps and The LimeLight Company.
Arbroath Sea Fest committee secretary and treasurer Lynn Cameron said: “Organisations such as these are vital to the ongoing success of Arbroath Sea Fest.
“The costs involved in running a public event on the scale of Arbroath Sea Fest are immense, which is why we have to charge an entrance fee and have to charge stallholders. However, our costs – and the entrance fees and stall charges - would be even higher if we had to pay people to do things such as collect entrance fees, ensure the site is clean and litter free and entertain the thousands of people who come along to Sea Fest every year.
“Thankfully, these local organisations, and many others, are always on hand to provide whatever assistance we require. As a result, once everything’s been paid and we’ve put funds aside for future Sea Fests, we always try to share any remaining funds with those organisations who have supported us.
“These donations are our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to these organisations for their invaluable help and also to the local community and businesses who support us, either through sponsorship, booking a stall or simply coming along and joining in with all fun.”
Lynn revealed that plans are already underway for next year’s Arbroath Sea Fest, which will take place in August 2016.
“This will be Arbroath Sea Fest’s 20th anniversary,” added Lynn. “With the continued support of local organisations, the local community and local businesses, we’re hoping to really push the boat out in 2016!”