Carnival cash brings charity joy
ORGANISERS of Felixstowe Carnival are preparing to give away £2,000 to charity - thanks to a fabulously successful summertime event.Seven good causes will share in the money raised at the annual extravaganza.
ORGANISERS of Felixstowe Carnival are preparing to give away £2,000 to charity - thanks to a fabulously successful summertime event.
Seven good causes will share in the money raised at the annual extravaganza.
Thousands of people poured into the resort for the carnival - supported by The Evening Star - to enjoy the big, colourful and noisy procession, an air show and entertainment on Langer Park.
Carnival secretary Sandie Doran said the organisers were thrilled with the amount raised.
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She said: “It was the first time we had organised the carnival as a new committee and we didn't have very long to get the show on the road after some key organisers stood down.
“But the weekend was tremendous and we have had excellent feedback that the carnival was a great success. We would like to thank everyone who came along and those who donated.
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“To raise £2,000 for charity and good causes, which is what the carnival is all about, was superb.
“Now we are looking forward to 2007 and we would love to have more people join us on the committee and help with the preparations.”
The carnival committee is holding its annual meeting on Wednesday November 15 at 7.30pm at The Cork, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe.
People who would like to be involved in any way are invited to go along.
Those receiving grants from the carnival will be Old Felixstowe Nursery, for computer software; St John Ambulance Brigade for helping with first aid cover; Felixstowe and District Council for Sports and Recreation, for Walton Recreation Ground towards all weather surface and other sports facilities; Hand-in-Hand Club, for people with dual sensory loss; LOADS - Local opportunities for Downs Syndrome; The Caretaker's House centre for mental well-being; St Mary's Opportunity Group for children and their families with learning/physical disabilities.
Next year's carnival will be August 10 to 12 and the theme is Mardi Gras, which means carnival and will give full scope to entrants' imaginations.
What did you think of Felixstowe Carnival? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail EveningStarLetters@eveningstar.co.uk