Hillview Juvenile CC has been presented with a £500 donation in recognition for their help and support with identifying and securing an area of land to park some of the spectacular entries after last year’s Bridgwater Carnival.
Malcolm Cattle, procession officer for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee, said: “We needed an area of land where we could park 18 carnival carts both safely and securely for the five days in-between Bridgwater and Weston Super Mare carnivals, and the members of Hillview Juvenile CC came to our rescue.
“The club identified some land at the Woodberry Brothers and Haines furniture site in Highbridge, obtained the necessary permissions from the owners, and even provided the necessary security arrangements for the carts during the five days of their stay.”
As a token of appreciation for their efforts, the organisers of Bridgwater Carnival decided to donate £500 to club funds, and also a further £100 to PETAL (People Experiencing Trauma and Loss), the chosen charity of a director of Woodberry Brothers and Haines, Mark Woodberry.
Malcolm added: “On behalf of everybody associated with Bridgwater Carnival, I would like to thank the members of Hillview Juvenile CC and the staff at Woodberry Brothers and Haines for their kind support in providing and securing the land for us. It is greatly appreciated.”
Marc Bishop, chairman of Hillview Juvenile CC, said: “This is a wonderful gesture from Bridgwater Carnival, and its great to see carnival clubs and carnival committees from different towns working so closely together for the benefit of the Somerset County Guy Fawkes carnivals.”