Cornwall Air Ambulance is sad to announce that we have had to cancel this year’s Helifest due to the current forecast and weather warnings for strong winds.
We carried out an inspection this morning at the site above Padstow and the high winds have already caused major damage, having blown down equipment, marquees and tents. Therefore, the event cannot go ahead due to safety concerns.
Tim Bunting, Chief Executive at Cornwall Air Ambulance, said: “We are hugely disappointed to announce that we have had to take the decision to cancel Helifest, an event that has been a year in the planning and a real highlight.
“However, the safety and enjoyment of visitors, exhibitors, staff and volunteers is paramount – and with a yellow weather warning for wind now in place over the next 24 hours, the site remains too dangerous for us to go ahead with the event.
“This has been an incredibly tough decision to make, and we would like to thank everyone who had planned to attend Helifest and support Cornwall Air Ambulance this weekend. We’re really sorry that the weather has prevented us from going ahead this year.”
Full refunds are available for all those who have pre-bought tickets, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and quoting your order number. Alternatively, if we do not hear from you by the 15th of October 2023, then your ticket purchase will be recognised as a donation by you, supporting Cornwall Air Ambulance.