Plans for outdoor SummerChime charity event pulled on safety grounds
The SummerChime event at Chiswick House & Gardens on Friday (August 16th), featuring Former One Direction band member Liam Payne and All Saints, was cancelled hours before the event took place following a forecast for bad weather.
The event was organised by Children with Cancer UK.
A statement said the decision to call off the event, for which tickets cost over £80 was not taken lightly and was made following weather warnings from the Met Office forecasting heavy rain and gusts of wind which could be dangerous at outdoor events.
"Following consultation with the event management team, the difficult decision was made to cancel the event in order to ensure the safety of attendees, artists and staff", they said.
The organisers said that they would work as quickly as possible to issue refunds.
"We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. We would like to thank you for your support of SummerChime and Children with Cancer UK."
SummerChime is a reference to the chime that is sounded on their treatmeant bell when a child with cancer is given the all clear and the event will be in aid of Children With Cancer UK.
Liam Payne has become an international star in his own right since his first solo single in 2017, ‘Strip That Down’.
Having been together for over 25 years All Saints are one of the best-selling female groups of all-time and have previously performed summers shows at Chiswick House . Their string of hits include Never Ever and Pure Shores.
Following his debut release Liam has had a string of global smash hits with over 15.8 million single sales and more than 2.6 billion streams.’
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August 16, 2019