Date: Thursday 16 November 2017
Our Southern Counties business unit provided a £500 cash boost towards the successful running of this year’s Liphook Carnival in Hampshire.
The donation – made in connection with our upcoming Oak Park development on the outskirts of the village – was used towards the costs of hiring marching bands, a sound system, radios for marshals and first aid services for the annual event, held on Saturday 28th October.
Spectators enjoyed the carnival procession of 20 floats, created by local adults, children and community groups, plus live music from the Dolphin Marching Band, Panation Steel Band and the Surrey Pipe Marching Band.
Olivia Breen crowned Charlotte Moore the carnival queen, who was accompanied by the carnival princess Jessica Manns along with her attendants, twin sisters Emily and Kate Coombs. Later in the evening there was a bonfire and a dazzling fireworks display in the local park, as well as a fair on the village green.
Paul Johnson, a member of the Liphook Carnival committee, says: “On behalf of the volunteers and organisers of this event, I’d like to express our appreciation for Taylor Wimpey’s donation towards the carnival. Without funding from businesses like Taylor Wimpey, local councils and individuals then we would not be able to afford to run the event, so I’d like to say a big thank you.
“The carnival is an annual highlight for the village, where local organisations come together to celebrate their community. Everyone always has a tremendous amount of fun and all of our entrants have worked very hard again this year to make their floats to compete for the cups and prizes with a dose of good-natured rivalry and community spirit.”
Roz Wells, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, says: “We value the communities in which we build our new homes and always strive to support long-standing events like the Liphook Carnival.
“We’re delighted that everyone had a fantastic time and we congratulate all those involved in making the event a roaring success.”