Organisers of Bridgwater Carnival, one of the oldest celebrations of its kind in the UK, are celebrating after a local company once again pledged its on-going support to the popular event.
Refresco Gerber UK Limited, based at Express Park, Bridgwater, and which employs 750 people, has confirmed it will be the main local event sponsor for Bridgwater Carnival 2014, which is being held on Saturday 1 November.
This year’s sponsorship means Refresco Gerber UK Limited have now been the main local event sponsor for the town’s carnival for 14 consecutive years, and even before then the company spent a number of years supporting the carnival concerts.
Dave Stokes, publicity officer for Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee, said: “Everybody associated with Bridgwater Carnival really appreciates and values the partnership we have with Refresco Gerber UK Limited, and we would like to thank them very much for their continued sponsorship, friendship and support.
“Their help, both in terms of financial and professional, enables us to preserve, develop and secure the future of our carnival for future generations to enjoy. It also helps us to maintain our reputation as one of the world’s largest illuminated processions.”
Alan Armstead, Head of Logistics Operations UK, added: “We are delighted to continue our long standing support for the Bridgwater Carnival which so many of our employees contribute their time to and take part in.
“The carnival is a wonderful asset to the town and is a way of life for many people. It fosters a unique community spirit, and we are very proud to be the event’s main sponsor.”