Around 50 people attended the Wellington Carnival Cheque Presentation evening at Wellington Bowling Club on 23rd January.
Carnival Chair Dave Rylatt opened the event by thanking the committee members, collectors, toy sellers, numerous entertainment groups, Carnival Princesses in attendance, Terry Milton and Wellington Town Council for their continued support.
Two main charities received cheques for £500 – the Archie Project and St Margaret’s Hospice. Other groups attending also received cheques to acknowledge their efforts in selling novelty toys, collecting, or helping Carnival with performances at the June 2017 Street Fair.
Carnival Secretary Louise Brierley said, “We were able to donate nearly £3,000 to local groups and charities. Add that to £13,000 raised for Bradford on Tone church earlier this year means that the committee should be really proud of their efforts this year.”
Carnival’s next event is the Street Fair on 3rd June, with Carnival taking place on September 29th.