Sadly, the dedicated team of volunteers behind Rescue Day have not been in a position to be able to organise the event to run this year, so Rescue Day 2023 will with much regret not take place.
There have been many challenges faced since the last Rescue Day took place at 7 Lakes Country Park, Crowle, North Lincs, back in 2019, with COVID being one of them. This meant that with regret the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Rescue Day's could not go ahead due to the lock-downs and the many restrictions that were put in place for large scale events.
Despite the hopes of the small team who organise the event, it has not been possible to get everything back in place in time to be able to go ahead for 2023. This huge event is organised by just a very small number of people - including serving and ex-members of the emergency services, 7 Lakes staff and a small committee - all of which do the vast majority of the event organising in their own time. To make Rescue Day work the planning and organising begins in September the year before, with thousands of hours being dedicated right up until the day itself, to ensure the many aspects required to safely run and deliver such a large and popular event are in all place.
It is hoped that Rescue Day will return in future years - it's popularity has grown and grown and the support shown by the general public towards our emergency and voluntary services is absolutely amazing. Everyone involved in Rescue Day loves the event and loves to see the wonderful support, the smiles on our visitors faces and the great interaction that takes place with all of the 999 service personnel. The aim of the event has always been to raise awareness of our emergency and voluntary services, to demonstrate what they do to help people, and to promote road, rail, water, fire and home safety.