DUB AID 3

VW Charity Show 15-17 March 2013, Charlton Park, Wilts

DUB AID 3 – Official Statement

As some of you may or may not be aware, this year's DUB AID was hit by extreme inclement weather and it was with great regret that the organisers made the hard decision to close the gates to new visitors first thing on Saturday morning through to Sunday. As you can imagine, this was not a decision we took lightly.

This years show would have been our biggest by far and as a consequence of this growth we were very closely scrutinised by the Licensing authorities and it was extremely important that we operated to our Policies and Procedures documentation that formed part of our new license. One of these policies covers Extreme Weather and ultimately states that the safety of staff and the general public must always be our top priority. As the ground was flooded after torrential rain overnight on Friday and more wet weather was forecast for Saturday a decision was made. As organisers, we believe the decision was the correct one and the obvious fact that nobody was hurt and everyone got away safely means it was the definitely the right one!

DUB AID is a Charity show and all monies raised above our operating costs are donated directly to the charities that are chosen each year. The organisers, stewards and volunteers are not paid to run this show and take nothing in return. The team work tirelessly for at least six months prior to the show, donating their time, effort and money to make sure the show happens and entertains you year-on-year.

Anyone with knowledge of organising a show like DUB AID will know that the majority, if not all, of the infrastructure is paid for in advance such as the site, the marquees, sound equipment, generators, toilets, the water, etc., etc. Your commitment to the show by purchasing advance tickets and the generosity of our sponsors helps pay for all this. As organisers we make every effort to ensure the infrastructure is heavily discounted ensuring we get the best value for money possible.

As you can imagine, DUB AID has been hit hard financially by this year's event and if we have to offer recompense to everyone then it will definitely turn out to be our last DUB AID. Over the next few weeks the organisers will be making some very hard decisions and we ask that everyone bears with us whilst we decide the future of the show. We trust you understand.

On a positive note, we've been asked by many to set up a Just Giving page, and we thank you very much for your continued generosity. After the weekend we've had, it's sentiments like this and the comments on the Facebook group that have pulled the team through the weekend and out the other side. We will sort this as soon as we possibly can.

If, in the meantime, you have any questions please email organisers@dubaid.co.uk and we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as we possibly can.

Yours faithfully

The DUB AID Team

Dub Aid Rules and Regulations

Our Aim

It is our intention that everyone visiting DubAid enjoys the show and its facilities. For this reason, we've outlined a few rules and regulations that will ensure the safety and well being of everyone attending.

General

Tickets Terms and Conditions

Camping

Dogs

Fires & barbecues

Alcohol

Litter

In Car Entertainment (ICE) & Generators

Children

Vehicle Movement

Security

Fireworks

Cruise Disclaimer

The event organisers hold no responsibility for any injuries or damage to any persons, property or vehicles whilst taking part in this cruise or caused by any one taking part in this cruise. All persons taking part do so at their own risk. We also ask that all vehicles be taxed, MOTd and insured when attending this event, and obey the rules of the road and highway laws at all time.

MOTOR SPORTS ARE DANGEROUS

As the event is being held on a racing circuit, even though the event will not be using the track, some non event-related track activities will be taking place on all days of the show. MOTOR SPORTS ARE VERY DANGEROUS. We ask everyone please to not attempt at any time to enter the track area, at any time, day or night. Anyone found to be trespassing on the track area, day or night, will be immediately removed from the event without any warnings being given as this would jeopardise the safety not only of the drivers on track, but also the public's safety and the event's future. So we ask for your co-operation on this at all times.

All information can change without prior notice. For latest information regarding the show please visit dubaid.co.uk/news/