The Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal, has announced a Covid Thank You parade to take place in the city this autumn.
The torchlight parade, designed as a tribute to keyworkers, will form part of the finale of Lancashire Encounter and take place early evening 2nd October in Preston city centre. Expected to have a mixture of vehicles and walking participants, with a mix of proud Prestonians alongside astonishing acts from further afield the procession will have the theme of “light.”
It will provide the opportunity for a city celebration and appreciation for all who have sacrificed and worked hard to support Preston through the pandemic.
Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal said, “It is with great pleasure I announce this parade as a way for the city to thank the many residents, businesses, organisations and groups who have worked so hard to support Preston through the pandemic.
“I was honoured to receive so many nominations for the Coronavirus Community Hero Awards and this event is an opportunity for the city to safely come together to honour and celebrate the many who sacrificed so much during this time.
“I strongly encourage any essential business, organisation, or group to participate – we want to include not only the NHS and emergency services, but also the essential retail workers, refuse collectors, postal workers, and transport sector, to name a few.
It will be my privilege to welcome participants on the night and stand with Preston residents and visitors as a spectator to this magical event.”
Any business, organisation or group interested in participating can find out more information and register on https://www.preston.gov.uk/ThankYouParade