The 2020 Young Kennel Club (YKC) Summer Camp has been cancelled amid the ongoing pandemic, the Kennel Club has announced.
The summer programme for youths was set to take place between 12 August 12 and 17 August at Rutland Showground in Oakham, but will no longer go ahead.
The Kennel Club said that the decision has been taken in light of the government’s most recent announcement regarding continued lockdown measures.
The decision “also takes into account the safety and security of participants, spectators, volunteers and staff at Kennel Club events, which are of paramount importance”.
Refunds will be issued “as soon as possible” to members of the Young Kennel Club who have already paid to attend the camp.
The 2021 YKC Summer Camp is still set to take place between 1 August and 6 August next year.
Vanessa McAlpine, events executive at the Kennel Club, said: “It is such a shame that this year’s YKC Summer Camp has had to be cancelled. This was going to be the first such event for six years but it was not to be.
“We know how much everyone was looking forward to it, but the health and welfare of all participants must come first and now we turn our sights to 2021 when we shall surely see a Summer Camp full of the friendship and fun which the YKC is famous for.”