Swanage Carnival celebrates another triumphant year giving away more than £28,000 to 26 chosen organisations.
With a number of other events falling during Carnival week and with the chain ferry being out of service, there were some concerns that we may see less visitors at Swanage Carnival 2019. Thankfully this was not the case and we saw greater numbers than ever visiting Sandpit field, with thousands passing through the Carnival marquee.
Carnival chairperson 2019 Maria Foot said “We made a real effort to find some new events for Carnival 2019, attending other shows and searching online for new ideas. Our volunteers hard work paid off and we succeeded in finding a number of new events including two air displays, Bubblina and the Bubble Wizzard and The Black Eagles Acrobatic Display Team. All these new events were very well received and we believe they helped enhance the number of people who visited the town during the week.
As always, our focus for Swanage Carnival is to put on great entertainment for all ages and to raise money for local causes. We certainly had a great number of people at our various events and as a result of another successful year we were able to give away £28,800 to our 26 chosen organisations which is testament to our fantastic team of volunteers to make this possible.”
Our presentation night at The Purbeck House Hotel was very well attended by representatives from our chosen charities and good causes, the Carnival Committee and Friends of Swanage Carnival. We were also delighted to welcome our Councillor, Caroline Finch, who presented some of the donations to our chosen organisations.
Swanage Carnival would not continue to run without the help and support from our community and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the individuals and business who contribute.
If you are interested in getting involved with Swanage Carnival please contact Maria Foot on [email protected].