After months of planning and fundraising the 2018 “50 Golden Years” Pershore Carnival is merely weeks, however there is still time for Pershore residents to get involved.
Pershore is among only a few towns in the country that still hold a carnival and without the support from local schools, groups and businesses we would run risk of this great tradition ending. Pershore Carnival Committee are dedicated to making this event one that we can all continue to enjoy for many years to come, but to do that we need the local community to get behind us and take part.
We still have a few spaces left in the procession for groups and/or individuals to enter a float in any of 3 categories
- Pedestrian – individuals or small groups
- Walking Wheels –anything from a bed push to a push chair, imagination is a wonderful thing!
- Motorized – If you want bigger we can offer a lorry that will be supplied free of charge by local transport companies. There is a limited number, so we do operate on a first come first served policy. All you have to do is decorate your float on the morning of the carnival.
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Pershore retailers have always been very supportive of Pershore Carnival and once again we are asking them to get involved and take part in the Carnival Window Display Competition. The competition runs from 14th - 18th May with judging on 18th with all the “50 Golden Years” displays remaining in place until carnival day. Letters will go to all businesses in town centre during the last week in April inviting them to take part.
This year we will also be encouraging households and businesses on the parade route to get involved by decorating their properties and we will even be offering free gold balloons to those that want to join in.
The Children’s Programme Competition winning entry has been designed by Phoebe Henderson, aged 7 from Holy Redeemer School Pershore, and will feature on the front cover of the Carnival Programme. The programme will be delivered free to Pershore households during May and will be on sale on Carnival Day, price £1.
The 2018 Pershore Carnival Royalty are:
- King Sam Mardle, age 9 of Holy Redeemer Primary School
- Queen Frankee Camden, age 9 of Cherry Orchard First School
- Princess Harriet Edmondson, age 9 of St Barnabas CofE First & Middle School
The numerous stalls and funfair on Abbey Park will open at 10am and the actual Carnival Parade will begin at 1pm.
This year’s beneficiary of the street collection during the parade is Pershore Sea Cadets, an organisation that offers opportunities to young people on and off the water, helping to boost their confidence and self-belief. Young people aged between 10 and 18 are supported by 9,000 volunteers at 400 units across the UK, where they can enjoy activities ranging from sailing and band practice to rock-climbing and catering, while earning nationally-recognised qualifications.
Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Theresa Heeks said: “We are delighted to be chosen as the charity to receive funds from the bucket collection at this year’s Pershore Carnival parade. Monies received from the carnival this year will be put to good use, helping to fund the purchasing of paddles, stray desks and possibly a trailer to transport Speeder Canoes to competitions. The aim is to get the cadets at the units on the water enjoying themselves and obtaining new skills. The funds will mean the unit can ensure the cadets are ready for taking part in the Paddlesport competition this year within our District.”
There will be a variety of fantastic free entertainment throughout the day, acts confirmed included Paws for Thought Dog Display Team, a fabulous craft tent and kids workshops provided by Junkfish, balloon modelling and live music from PODS and Worcester Rock Choir.
The day will conclude with the Evening Concert at 5pm and firework finale at 10pm, so bring your deck chairs and picnic for a fabulous free Jubilee party in the park.
The Evening Concert line up
- Jenny Ludlow 5pm
- Griff Collins 5.45pm
- Sandra Mason 6.30pm
- People’s republic of Mercia 7pm
- Where’s Martin 8pm
- Mel & Him 9pm
Pershore Carnival is a voluntary not for profit organisation run by volunteers.
All the planning, preparation, administration, and fundraising are done on a voluntary basis by a small committee. Carnival is a day organised for the people of Pershore, by the people of Pershore.
Please get involved and help to keep this tradition going for the next fifty years!
Please check our website www.pershorecarnival.co.uk for further details and the timings for the day.
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