Carnival parade is marching on thanks to donation

Date: Monday 12 May 2014

Royal Woottoon Bassett Carnival Sponsorship web

The annual Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival has been given a funding boost from Taylor Wimpey Bristol.

We donated £200 to support this year’s parade on Saturday 17th May.

Jon White, treasurer for the Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival Committee, says: “Without sponsorship, the carnival would not run, so we would like to say thank you to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation.

“The money will help support our programme of professional entertainment on the day, which will include a group of majorettes, a drumming group and more.

“Everyone looks forward to carnival day and we estimate that about 4,000 residents come out to line the streets along the route.”

The carnival parade, which will feature floats and walking participants including dance groups and musicians, will set off from Marlowe Way at 4.30pm.

The procession will travel to Stoneover Lane, Noremarsh Road, Station Road and High Street, before reaching its final destination at Showfield, where a fun fair will run into the evening.

Those who take part in the parade will be in with a chance of winning one of seven prizes available, including prizes for families, companies and youth groups.

The seven prize winners will each receive £100 and will be chosen by the incoming mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett, Councillor Sue Hughes, as her first civic duty.

Charlie Joseph, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build, so we were only too pleased to offer our support to the Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival Committee.

“I hope the people of Royal Wootton Bassett have a wonderful carnival day and enjoy all of the superb entertainment on offer.”

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