BREAKING: Boston Community Showcase shelved

Crowds gather at a previous Boston Community Showcase event.
Crowds gather at a previous Boston Community Showcase event.

Boston’s Community Showcase has been shelved.

The event has been ‘suspended’ after the organising committee was unable to ‘obtain major funding support necessary’ for it to go ahead.

The Showcase started in 2005, as a one-day venture to highlight the work of the voluntary and community Sector in and around Boston.

Last year’s event in Central Park attracted thousands and was described by organisers as the ‘best yet’.

The Boston Community Showcase Partnership today (Friday) issued the following statement: “Regrettably, at the meeting of the partners on January 30, 2014, we had to take the unusual decision of suspending the Boston Community Showcase event for this year.

“This decision was taken as a result of being unable to obtain the major funding support necessary to run this year’s event.

“Although there are some financial reserves in the event’s accounts this would not be sufficient to deliver the high standard that has come to be expected of the Boston Community Showcase.

“The organisers are extremely disappointed to have to make this decision.

“We acknowledge that the area’s voluntary and statutory organisations have been very supportive of this event over the years and appreciate they will be disappointed by this news - as are we.

“We are always extremely grateful for the support the Boston community gives to this event each year by supporting it in large numbers.”

The organisation of the event is carried out by the Boston Mayflower Housing Association, Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service and Boston Borough Council.