We'll be back - carnival pledge

ORGANISERS of Felixstowe's biggest event are determined to beat the recession next year - and turn it back into the bumper family weekend people have always enjoyed.

ORGANISERS of Felixstowe's biggest event are determined to beat the recession next year - and turn it back into the bumper family weekend people have always enjoyed.

This year the entertainment in Langer Park, funfair and fireworks had to be cancelled because of the downturn in the economy, leaving it with simply a procession.

While the cavalcade was as spectacular as usual and raised the same for charity as last year, the number of spectators was down.

Now the carnival committee is aiming to make next year much better and wants to have the park back again.

“We were really pleased with what we were able to do this year and thrilled that the fundraising - about �2,100 - from the parade was the same as last year,” said carnival secretary Sandie Doran.

“There were less spectators though. Usually people would make a real day of it - see the procession and visit the park - but probably some thought it was not worth making the trip for just the procession.

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“We want to have the park again next year and feel that is really important, but so much will depend on what money we are able to raise to pay for the entertainment.”

How could the carnival be improved? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk