Show your support for Corton village carnival and fete

PEOPLE in Corton are being promised a day of fun, music and colour next weekend as organisers of the village's carnival and fete finalise their plans – with a plea for everyone to turn out and show their support.

Organisers have faced a number of obstacles this year in making the carnival happen, as they struggled with rising costs and red tape required by new government rules governing community events.

But they have confirmed that this year's carnival and fete – the third since its launch in 2009 – will be going ahead as planned on Sunday, July 10, and are calling on villagers to get more involved.

The event is raising money for two of the area's biggest charities – East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) and the Big C cancer fund – having already raised �2,400 over the past two years.

However, organisers say support from the community has been 'weak' so far and they are hoping that more people will come forward to help on the day of the event to set up and run stalls.


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There are still spaces for floats in the procession and they are do need more organisations and people to take part. Floats can be anything from decorated lorries and trucks to groups walking along with the parade.

Ryan Holt, a member of the organising committee, said it promised to be a 'colourful and exciting event' with arena acts and fun activities throughout the day and live bands during the evening.

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But he added: 'This year's event has cost us a lot financially to organise and pull together. Now we need the support from the community and local area to make the event another success.'

The event programme is now on sale, providing details and times for the arena acts, general information about the day and offering people a chance to win �50 and a variety of vouchers.

Pleasurewood Hills has again supported the event by sponsoring the balloon release.

Last year's winning balloon made it across the North Sea and was eventually found in Germany.

l If you would be interested in entering a float for the carnival procession or taking/running a stall, contact Ryan Holt on 01502 446161 or email ryan.holt@cortoncarnival.co.uk

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