|Charity Stalls at Sheringham
I am writing to explain our policy in respect of the above. The carnival runs for 8 days
and involves massive expenditure. We rely solely on the support of local traders (by
advertising and sponsorship in our programme) and on whatever we can collect from the
visitors during the events. We have no grants and no other source of funding. Each year we
donate any funds surplus to requirements to local charities. In 2003 we donated over
£3,000 to local causes. The biggest day of the week is of course is Carnival Day
itself, on the Wednesday. Thousands of visitors pour into the town. Obviously if there are
charity stalls visitors will put less into carnival collection buckets so it was decided
that the fairest way would be to ask the charity stalls to donate £15 towards carnival
costs on carnival day. We do not let pitches to traders who would take business away from
our local shops those outside traders who do come are by invitation only and pay a
commercial rate for their pitch. We recently made the opening day a bigger event,
including the crowning of the carnival queen by a celebrity and on this occasion we make
no charge at all for charity stalls. We do not promote the sites for charities on carnival
day, but if approached will usually be able to find space for them under the above terms.
All the charities who have stands on Carnival Day have been most generous in their support
of our policy and are more than happy to play a small part in ensuring that carnival
succeeds and will continue.
Janet Teather (Carnival Secretary)
PRINCE & PRINCESS
|This years Carnival Queen Teenage Attendants will be
chosen at the
Prince & Princess competition
Monday 2nd August
at Sheringham Community Centre
from 10 until 12 noon
We would like to invite young ladies between 13 & 15 years old who live within a
4.5-mile radius of Sheringham to apply now.
All you need to do is phone the enquiry line on 07799 777 011 and an entry form will be
sent to you. The winners will receive a cash prize and vouchers from Uptown Girl &
They will only have duties on Carnival Day, so dont delay, apply today!
Just remember that the best way to enjoy
Carnival is to be in it.
Full details of the Prince & Princess Competition will be
in the programme - out soon, or visit
where a printable version of the programme
is already online.
MONDAY 9th AUGUST