WAREHAM Carnival organisers are urging new volunteers to step forward, to help safeguard the future of the popular event.
Carnival chairman Ian Davey said: “It really worries me that people do not realise how close we are to losing such wonderful events as the summer carnival and Christmas Santa parade because people just don’t want to give up a few hours to keep these community events going.”
Weymouth and Dorchester have recently cancelled carnivals due to a lack of volunteers.
“There is always going to be washing to do, home chores and excuses, but what is important is family fun and quality time – don’t let Wareham lose its few volunteers because they are doing too much. Please Help us or risk lose it.”
Earlier this year Wareham Conservative Club hosted the Wareham Carnival 2019 launch night.
in 2019 the theme was ‘Dancing through the Decades’.
Ian said: ” A big thank you to Perenco, Morgan Carey, Cribbs Tyres, Purbeck Ice Cream, the Monday Club, Duke of Wellington, Hawks in the Forest, Purbeck Property, Pine Martin Grange and JT Commercials for their financial contributions, which has raised over £3,000 so far towards carnival day, which costs in excess of £8,000 to put on.”
Carnival day 2020 will take place on July 19th.
“Really looking forward to the carnival and a massive thank you to all of the volunteers and our ‘Friends of the Carnival’.”
MONEY RAISED in 2018:
With money raised last year in 2018, we presented cheques totalling £550 to the following:
- Air Training Corps,
- Lady St Mary’s School,
- Muddlecombe Men,
- Wareham Cubs,
- Wareham In Bloom,
- Wareham Beavers