Let it Snow 2020

A scaled-back, socially distanced version of Let it Snow will go ahead this year.

The popular Moray fundraiser is back for 2020 and will take place at Moray Sports Centre in Elgin on Friday 18 (8.30pm) and Saturday 19 December (7.30pm). Forte Productions, the company who deliver the show were struggling to find a suitable venue that would allow it to go ahead safely and within the parameters of current Coronavirus restrictions. With the help and collaboration of the management at Moray Sports Centre, the show will go on.

The Christmas musical extravaganza will look a little different to previous outings but Buckie born producer Ryan MacKenzie aims to put on the best possible concert whilst adhering to Government guidelines:

“We’re all disappointed that we’re still living under these tight conditions, and sadly, we can’t put on the full-scale glitz that people have come to expect from Let It Snow. However, we wanted to give the people of Moray something to look forward to this Christmas and more importantly, still raise money for Lucy’s Fight – a charity dear to the hearts of us all.

He added, “We’ve been supporting this cause since our first show six years ago and we wanted to try our very best to ensure we could continue with our fundraising again this year, despite the circumstances we all find ourselves in. We will still have all the Christmas favourites, and we will make it as special as we possibly can. It would be wonderful if everyone would come out and support us… and get some much-needed festive cheer in the process.”

Let It Snow began in 2015, as a fundraiser for Lucy’s Fight – a local campaign set up by Lucy Lintott, the youngest person in Scotland living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Lucy’s Fight raises money for the charity MND Scotland and awareness of MND.

Iain McWhirter, head of fundraising at MND Scotland, said “I cannot believe this will be the sixth Let it Snow event for Lucy’s Fight campaign. Although this year will be a different experience, I know everyone involved will make it a show to remember as usual. Every penny raised from local events like this will go towards helping us provide vital practical, emotional and financial support to families affected by MND, and fund pioneering research which is taking us closer to a cure. I want to thank everyone who has supported MND Scotland during these very difficult and uncertain times. People with MND need us more than ever, and with your help we can make sure no one goes through MND alone.”

This year’s Let it Snow will have a capacity for approximately 100 audience members and seating will be arranged to maintain the required two-metre distance rule. Numbers will be limited, and tickets (£20 for adults, £15 for under 16s) are available by contacting Kyra on kyra@forteproductions.co.uk, or by calling 07935 254809. Masks will need to be worn whilst inside the venue, and track and trace will be in operation.