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Budget Approved For Scarborough's National Armed Forces Day

Budget Approved For Scarborough's National Armed Forces Day

Published by Karen Liu at 2:16pm 17th December 2019.

Scarborough Borough Council's Cabinet have approved the budget for Scarborough's national Armed Forces Day event next year.

A report was put to members today (Tuesday 17th December) which laid out the first details of the event.

More than 100,000 people are expected to visit the borough on 27th June 2020.

The authority estimates the cost of hosting the national Armed Forces Day will be £557,000. Cabinet members approved that money today.

The event is usually attended by members of the Royal family, the Prime Minister and other senior government figures. 

The report said:

“In order to progress the planning arrangements for Armed Forces Day 2020 it is noted that the final anticipated spend for the event will be approximately £557,000.

It is however anticipated that a proportion of the overall expenditure will be recovered through Ministry of Defence funding, charity sponsorship, event sponsorship and other smaller funding sources, which will reduce the council’s financial contribution to the event.

An extensive sponsorship campaign has commenced and monies to a value of approximately £110,000 have already been pledged.

Interest in sponsoring the event is strong and it is prudently anticipated that a total of £257,000 will ultimately be achieved from sponsorship opportunities, reducing the council’s estimated net funding requirement for the event to £300,000.”

The national event in Scarborough on June 27th will be the first time it has been held in Yorkshire.

Animated Objects Theatre Company based in Scarborough have been preparing a parade which will go through the town two days earlier on the 25th of June.

It will involve 800 local school children, parents and teachers.

The cabinet report also gives the first glimpse at what visitors can expect to see.

It adds:

“At the present time the military has committed to bringing the Red Arrows, the Royal Marines Marching Band, various land, air and sea-based assets, 1,000 troops and veterans for the main parade and a full military village for each service.”

All of these events are funded by the military.

For more information, visit the official Scarborough Armed Forces Day website here:



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