Sunday for Sammy postponed again
24 May 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan
Sunday for Sammy, the North East’s major theatre charity fundraiser, has been postponed for another year.
A statement from the Trustees says:
Following a meeting of our trustees we have agreed that the Sunday for Sammy shows originally scheduled for early 2022 will now be rescheduled for early 2023.
Although the UK COVID lockdown restrictions have been relaxed, the overall picture is far from clear with new strains in the UK and infections on mainland Europe continuing to rise. Sunday for Sammy takes many months of preparation and planning and is not viable in a socially distanced format either creatively or financially.
Our fingers are crossed that all restrictions are lifted so we can present the shows in their traditional format. Obviously if circumstances change for the worse we may need to postpone again as the financial implications of re-scheduling would cause the charity major problems.
Consequently the Trust cannot commit to the next Sunday for Sammy until 100% certain we can go ahead. The dates are booked for 2023 and are hopeful we can bring the show back then. We know that this postponement will disappoint the thousands of Sunday for Sammy fans who have supported the charity for over twenty years although realistically we have no alternative due to the events of the past year.
In the meanwhile, please keep buying the DVDs and help us to continue our vital work supporting young performers in the North East of England.
Rest assured we will be back with a bang as soon as we can.
Lots of love to all our fans.
Tim Healy and the gang. xx