PERSHORE Carnival Committee has handed over £1700.65 in donations from this year’s event to their 2018 nominated beneficiary, Pershore Sea Cadets.

Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Theresa Heeks said: “We were delighted to be chosen as the charity to receive funds from the bucket collection at this year’s Pershore Carnival parade. Monies received from the carnival this year will be put to good use, helping to fund the purchasing of paddles, stray desks and possibly a trailer to transport Speeder Canoes to competitions. The aim is to get the cadets at the units on the water enjoying themselves and obtaining new skills. The funds will mean the unit can ensure the cadets are ready for taking part in the Paddlesport competition this year within our District.”

In addition to the monies collected during the parade Pershore Carnival Committee made further substantial donations from their own funds to Pershore town council memorial stained glass window appeal £1000 and Worcestershire Parent and Carers Community £1000. The committee also made a £100 donation to Izzie Bird.

Certificates were presented to all procession entrants, carnival royalty and programme design winners.

Colin Shepherd, Pershore Carnival chairman said: “We were thrilled to be able to present Pershore Sea Cadets with their cheque for £1700.65 and to distribute additional funds to other local groups in our 50th Anniversary year.

This has been another fantastic year for Pershore Carnival and it wouldn’t be possible without the support and goodwill of the local businesses and generosity of the people of Pershore”

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