Looking ahead: Carnival 21 Update

Swanage Carnival has been running for over 200 years and until last year, we had not had to cancel the full event since the second world war. Disappointing as it was to cancel last year’s Carnival due to the pandemic, we are just one of the many events that have been cancelled and we know that at some point we will hold our next event, we just don’t when.

Whilst we have not been able to continue with some of our usual commitments, our volunteers have been busy helping other organisations, such as the Rotary Club of Swanage and Purbeck over the Christmas period.

Ever the optimists whilst remaining positive, planning for Carnival 2021 started last year.  Our volunteers have been in touch with entertainers, musicians and sponsors to plan for our next event, but it will be some time before we know if the event can go ahead.  We hope to be able to make a confirmed decision in the spring.

We also appreciate that due to the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, many of our sponsors will not be in a position to support us as they usually would.  As a self-funded event, without the generous support from all our sponsors and the attendance of all our supporters, we will not be able to fund our Carnival week. If we have insufficient funds to cover the cost of putting on Carnival this will jeopardise the running of our event in the future, and we want to avoid this risk, so we are appealing to any business or individuals  who would like to sponsor an event or to advertise or sponsor our carnival cups, please get in touch.

Whenever our next Carnival is held, you can be sure it will be full of entertainment, excitement and fun.  Our enthusiastic volunteers are still working hard to plan ahead, sourcing new events and creating new activities. More importantly we continue to consider how to operate with any potential restrictions that may be in place to ensure we run a safe event, when the time comes.

We are lucky to have such great support from our local community and from further afield. Keep safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all at our next Carnival when we hope to be back stronger, bigger, brighter and even louder than ever!

Keep looking at our social media sites and website for news and updates.

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Raising thousands of pounds each year for our chosen charities and good causes

In 2019 Swanage Carnival celebrated another successful year,  giving away a staggering £28,800 to 26 selected organisations.  The donations were awarded at our annual presentation night and we have been delighted to learn how these hard raised funds have been put to great use in our community.

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    Supporters of Swanage Carnival 2019

    Carnival Event Sponsors 2019 :

    Corbens Estate Agents
    Cost Cutters
    Country Foods
    Darren Strong
    Dave Lucas
    East Bar, Phil Wood
    Ellis Jones Solicitors
    Fortes Ice Cream
    GT Nuckley
    Harding Redmans Accountants
    Harlees Fish & Chips Ltd
    Harrow House
    Humphries Kirk Solicitors
    Innovation Hair & Beauty
    J A Construction
    Jimi @ Swanage Bay View
    Juice Broadband / Wide FM Ltd
    Keith Dixon
    La Trattoria
    Miles & Son Estate Agents
    MKL Accountants
    Ocean Blue
    Oliver Miles Estate Agents
    Putlake Adventure Farm
    Purbeck Gazette
    Puzey & Co Ltd
    Redhill Windows
    Ringwood Brewery
    SAT Taxis
    Shorefield Holidays Ltd
    Surfari Ltd
    Swanage Angling Centre
    Swanage Bay View
    Swanage Bowling Club
    Swanage Conservative Club
    Swanage Holiday Properties
    Swanage Sailing Club
    Swanage Town Council
    Tawnys Wine bar
    The Anchor Inn
    The Black Swan Inn
    The Cabin
    The Fish Plaice
    The Red Lion
    The White Horse Inn
    Top Deck
    W F Snook & Son
    Woody Hyde Campsite
    Wordsworth House Care Home
    WPM Residential Lettings
    Wyke Dorset Cottages
    Wyke Holiday Cottages

    And the many shops, traders and hotels who made donations to Swanage Carnival 

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    Swanage Regatta and Carnival is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No.4933189. Registered Office: Herston Cross House, 230 High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2PQ