St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School was the 2018 Chairperson’s charity – St Mary’s is a vibrant, popular school which is fast outgrowing the existing learning spaces and was looking to expand their facilities. Our Chairperson, a formal pupil of the school, whose children were pupils and grandchild also attends St Mary’s, decided to choose the school as her chosen organisation to help them achieve their aim of providing additional learning space in the form of a wooden cabin for group activities. The Swanage Carnival donation to St Mary’s has helped make a real difference to the educational opportunities available in our community.
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is one of Swanage Carnival’s annual charities. The charity was established to provide relief from sickness and injury for the people of Dorset and Somerset, by the provision of an air ambulance. The charity receives no direct funding from the Government or the National Lottery and relies on the generosity of the public and organisation such as Swanage Carnival for support. With operational costs of over £3.5 million a year and the approximate cost per mission of £3,000, our annual support helps maintain a vital service in our community.
Swanage Stroke Club.
The Swanage Stroke Club is an organisation supported annually by Swanage Carnival. Part of the Stoke Association the Swanage Stroke Club welcomes new and existing members to attend regular events, offering a range of activities including listening to guest speakers, outings and games. The Club provides both social and communication support to stroke survivors and their families. Swanage Carnival has a long established relationship with this organisation and is proud to help provide help and support to stroke survivors in our community.
Charities and local causes benefiting from our 2018 Carnival
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