We are sad to announce that Swanage Carnival is cancelled for the second year running due to the pandemic.

We want to run a safe event that protects the public and our members. We do not know what social distancing restrictions may remain in place during the summer. There is still no clear guidance for the staging of mass events and in particular how mitigation measures such as testing or any form of certification to reduce the risk of infection would be implemented or offered for free, outdoor events. And, although the UK vaccination programme is progressing very well, it will not be complete before our event.

As there is a significant risk that our event would not be able to run as normal, we have had to consider our potential losses if we planned to go ahead, but were forced to cancel or restrict our event at a later at stage.

We do not feel it will be appropriate to seek sponsorship as we usually would, due to the difficult circumstances faced by many of our sponsors, and as we have reached a point in time when non-refundable deposits must be paid, we risk losing thousands of pounds. As a voluntary organisation that is funded by money raised by Swanage Carnival and donated by sponsors and supporters, we do not feel we can justify such a loss.

In addition to this, the influx of people to the town, when there is still such a degree of uncertainly, may understandably be a concern for many.

It is therefore with a heavy heart that we cancel our event for 2021 and once again put all our efforts towards the year ahead.

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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