Firstly we would like to thank the many business Sponsors that have come on board via our new Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsorship Packages that we’ve introduced this year. They are really helping us to create a truly memorable series of parades for our beautiful town to enjoy in 2022.
A big thank you to Isle of Wight Jobs who have taken the Gold Sponsorship and so have become our main sponsor for 2022.
We are really delighted to have you guys on board.
We would also like to thank the many smaller, local businesses that have been supporting us in various ways for many years. This ranges from taking part in the ever-popular Window Spotting Competition, donating prizes, free use of premises, joining in with the Week of Events for the kids and even helping with the upkeep of our float vehicle – without you guys we wouldn’t be able to do what we do!
We would also like to thank all the members of the public who put their hard-earned cash into our Collection Buckets during the Carnivals and buy our Carnival Programmes.
It costs more than £14,000 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 were 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 McColl’s in Union Street (at the front till), and Bar 74 in Union Street, so please continue to support us generously!