KEIGHLEY GALA SUNDAY 8th June 2014
Welcome to the new Keighley Gala website, where you will be able to see all that is been planned for this years event. So please keep popping back to see how things are progressing. if you would like to help us out with this years events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org we would like to get as many people as we can to give us just two hours out of the year to help us keep this 138 year local tradition alive
As of 19th of January 2014 the Gala committee is in the process of finalising and meeting all the requirements from the council to ensure this years procession goes ahead. We have to make sure all the requirements are met to make sure a safe and secure day is had by all, as soon as this is done, we will be taking entries for the procession.
We are still in the process of securing the Galas future, by using part of the very first procession route back in 1876. We are doing this for several reasons, firstly because this route is easier to manage with the people we have to manage the route, secondly it will have a smaller impact on local businesses who the procession may impact upon. We have placed a map of the route on here for you to view. Last years Gala was a success with the procession making a welcome return after a years absence, and increased numbers lining the procession route, and we very much hope that this trend continues.
Our aim as always is to raise money for local charities, which last year included Sue Ryders Manorlands hospice, S,S,A,F,A, the Sea Cadets, and the Scouts Marshalling Team, and we welcome any requests for donations from this years Gala, but this as always is dependant on the generosity of the people of Keighley, without whom we couldn’t function