Last Year’s Carnivals

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Thanks to everyone who’s supported us during last year’s Carnivals either through sponsoring, performing, or simply watching the Carnivals. Also a special thanks to all the amazing performers in The Illuminated Carnival and the crowds who came out on the streets even though the weather wasn’t the best!

The collage above is made up of photos from this year’s Illuminated Carnival taken by Paul Bird of Paul Bird Photography. Thanks Paul.

We would also like to thank everyone who put some of their hard earned cash into our Collection Buckets during the Carnivals or into the ones situated in various locations during the run-up to the start of the Carnival Week, or bought our Carnival Programmes, Carnival Badges and Carnival Wrist-bands.

It costs more than £10,000 to put on the Carnivals each year and even after the generous Grant Assistance we receive from Ryde Town Council we are still a long way short of reaching our target. As a consequence we rely on the kind donations of the general public and the money generated through our various fundraising events.

However, if everyone watching the Carnivals was to donate just £1 each, we would not need to worry about the funding for the following year’s Carnivals.

We now have some permanent Collection Tins located in the Co-op in Anglesea Street, Seagull Kiosk (Tourist Information Point) at the wet end of the pier, McColl’s in Union Street, and Fantastic Store in Union Street, so please continue to support us generously!

We look forward to seeing you all in 2017.