ECG 2020 UPDATE
CORONAVIRUS - COVID 19
Issued 18th March
It is with great regret and sadness that we must inform you that, due to the current UK Coronavirus pandemic and Government advice, ECG 2020 has been cancelled. We are sorry for the disappointment, but we are committed to the health and safety of all our teams, volunteers and delegates. We are devastated by this cancellation; we had the most amazing programme planned and the theme of ‘Vision, was of such importance for us all.
This late cancellation leaves us in a difficult financial position. We have already incurred substantial expenditure for this year which will be irrecoverable. Our main source income is through the sale of tickets for the event and, without this for 2020, the future is somewhat uncertain.
If you have booked a ticket for 2020 we will carry this forward to 2021. This means you will get next year at this year’s price. Whilst not solving the losses in the current year it would alleviate our cash flow. Everyone who has booked will receive an email explaining what is happening and the process if you wish to claim a refund.
We are already developing plans for ECG 2021 which will be held from 6th-11th April. There is uncertainty due to the financial implications of the forced cancellation. Would you please stand with us and help us to continue with our mission? Our 2020 theme is still so important - Seeing God, seeing ourselves and seeing the world more clearly. This we will hold dear as we plan the future.
If you would like to donate towards our unexpected cancellation costs and help secure the future of ECG, any amount would be most welcome and gratefully received. Please donate using the button DONATE at the top of this page.
We know that everyone is affected by coronavirus, churches now having to suspend worship and people being asked to self-isolate and restrict social gatherings. We know that some of you may be facing financial losses and other hardships and we are praying for you in these challenging times. We would ask you to pray for our team, especially those who have committed so much hard work and time to 2020.
As we look forward to next year, we hope you will be joining us. We have such plans that it will be an event not to miss, our theme, decided some months ago is “The Best is Yet to Come”. How true that could be!
We will continue to post updates as things develop over the coming weeks.
Please continue to pray.
The ECG Team.