Cancellation of Swanage Carnival 2020

It is with a heavy heart that we have reached the difficult decision to cancel Swanage Carnival 2020.

We had planned a great week of fun and entertainment, and we have left making this difficult decision as long as possible.  However, it is clear that restrictions relating to Covid-19 will be in place for the foreseeable future.

This means that staging an event such as Carnival, that will gather large numbers of people and will attract people from far and wide to Swanage, may not be safe.

The wellbeing of our volunteers, local community, visitors, supporters, traders, entertainers and contractors is paramount.  We are taking this step to protect everyone and to ensure that our local NHS and emergency services are not placed under undue pressure.

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.

For these reasons, Carnival 2020 is cancelled but, we hope to be back stronger, bigger, brighter and louder than ever for Carnival 2021!

Our thoughts are with those who have been affected and impacted by Covid-19.

Thank you for your continued support.

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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