Organisers of a Jersey’s largest annual charity ball have taken the “tough decision” to postpone the event due to the rising number of covid cases, which topped 900 today.
After being cancelled due to the pandemic last year, the annual Jersey Round Table Charity Ball was due to take place on 27 November.
It was going to be raising money for Mind Jersey, the Jersey Heart Support Group and Causeway.
But organisers said following a meeting this morning: “We believe that we have a social responsibility to the club members, guests and everyone who helps support the ball – with the rise in Coronavirus cases locally, we believe that it would not be the right decision to push ahead.
“We are looking to reschedule the ball to springtime next year and will be looking to book a date at the RJA&HS in the next few days.”
They pledged to refund all tickets in full, and guarantee buyers first refusal to tickets for the rescheduled spring event.
According to statistics issued by the Government this afternoon, 87 new covid cases have been detected since Monday and there are now 910 people recorded as having covid in Jersey.
Seven people are in hospital – one more than yesterday – and three cases have been identified within local care homes.
Statistics update:— Government of Jersey (@GovJersey) November 16, 2021
There are currently 7 active cases in hospital.
The number of active cases in the Island is 910.
There have been 87 new cases and 10 recoveries since Monday 15 November.
For more COVID-19 figures, visit our website: https://t.co/Maitmwkwf2 pic.twitter.com/vc6WDFYI9k
Follow Express for updates…
Comments on this story express the views of the commentator only, not Bailiwick Publishing. We are unable to guarantee the accuracy of any of those comments.
Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. There is no need to submit it more than once. Comments are published at the discretion of Bailiwick Publishing, and will include your username.