Town Crier: Bring me sunshine please, says Wayne

Sunshine Ball 2013 - Cedric Robinson.
Sunshine Ball 2013 - Cedric Robinson.

There is no doubt, whatsoever, that this will be a huge year for Morecambe and the surrounding area.

Morecambe, as reporter Greg Lambert chronicles on Page 11, is entering a period of change which will determine thefuture of the resort. Let’s face it, we are all exhausted with our town being labelled ‘tired and rundown’ – and all things going well – we are moving in the right direction.

Fantastic news this week includes the launch of the second Vintage Festival right here in the town. This year’s event, spearheaded by Morecambe’s Wayne Hemingway, will be doubled in size. Wayne hopes more than 20,000 people will flock to the extravaganza which includes a host of new events. He just has one request – a repeat of last year’s sunshine. Read Greg Lambert’s interview with Wayne on Page 5 and hear why he is so positive about this year’s event.

In this week’s Visitor we have two very special launches of our own. The first is the Visitor’s annual Sunshine Ball – always a sellout and this year in aid of our #saveourhospice campaign for St John’s Hospice.

Also launching this week is our new Shop Local campaign to support and publicise the fantastic and often completely unique retail outlets , pubs, cafe and businesses that we work day to day with in Morecambe and Lancaster. If we don’t support each other, no-one else will.