A local estate has continued its innovative promotion for the second successive year to help boost the funds of local carnival clubs.
Wilkie May and Tuckwood, based in St Mary Street, Bridgwater, offers to pledge £100 for every house sold to the carnival club the house seller is associated with. Since the scheme was launched in May 2015, £700 has been raised for the town’s carnival clubs with a further £900 hopefully being released over the next few months.
Malcolm Cattle, president for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee, said: “This creative partnership is another great example of how both the carnival and local businesses can work together for mutual benefit, and on behalf of everybody associated with Bridgwater Carnival I would like to thank Wilkie May and Tuckwood for their generosity.
“Without the support and generosity of local businesses and organisations our carnival would not be as successful as it is, and this kind of contribution will ensure our 2016 carnival on Saturday 5 November is the best one ever.”
Nick Hale, branch partner of Wilkie May and Tuckwood added: “We are very proud to support Bridgwater Carnival, and many local carnival clubs have already benefited from our donations.
“The carnival clubs work very hard every year to finance their carts, and all of the club members give up a great deal of personal time with their commitment to building such wonderful entries. We are pleased we have been able to support the clubs in this way, and we look forward to continuing being part of this historic event.”
The local carnival clubs to benefit from this arrangement are: British Flag CC, Cavaliers CC, Centurion CC, Crusaders CC, Gremlins CC, Griffens CC, Lime Kiln CC, Marketeers CC, Ramblers CC, Renegades CC, Vagabonds CC, Wills CC, YMCA CC, Marina Sydenham Juvenile CC, Newmarket CC, Pentathlon CC, Toppers CC, Wilfs CC and Westonzoyland CC.