September 27th, 2016

Carnival chiefs issue rallying call for Bromsgrove groups to get involved in parade

Carnival chiefs issue rallying call for Bromsgrove groups to get involved in parade Carnival chiefs issue rallying call for Bromsgrove groups to get involved in parade
Updated: 10:46 pm, May 19, 2016

A RALLYING call has been made by one of the Bromsgrove Carnival organisers for more people to get involved in this year’s parade to make the event the most memorable one yet.

Natalie Holland said with the procession returning, she hoped as many community groups, charities, schools, churches, businesses and other organisations would come forward and be part of the extravaganza.

The walking parade will have a Rio theme to coincide with this year’s Olympic Games and volunteers are also needed to marshal the procession from Artrix to the arena in Sanders Park.

It is hoped a host of colourful costumes and festive music will give the carnival a massive boost, help pull in the crowds and raise more cash for the charities taking part in the parade.

Natalie said: “Not many people know local volunteers organise the whole carnival.

“Bromsgrove Carnival is a fantastic opportunity for local residents to enjoy a fun filled family day out whilst raising money for charity at the same time.

“It’s also a great way to raise the profile of local clubs and organisations whilst bringing the community together.

“We’ve seen some great community spirit over the previous years and hope this year will be roaring success once again.”

The walking parade is known for its decorated trollies which have taken the form of elephants and aeroplanes in recent years. There are still trollies available for this year’s carnival.

Several groups have already signed up to get involved including, Miss Worcestershire, The Star Project, Blackwell Concert Band, Nordic walkers, Beavers and Brownies.

The procession will start at Artrix at midday on Saturday July 9 and head through the town centre, up Kidderminster Road and into Sanders Park where there will be stalls, games and live performances and music for everyone to enjoy. Activities in the park are on both Saturday and Sunday. The Timberhonger run is also on the Saturday.

For more information or to take part email Parade@bromsgrovecarnival.org. Stalls as still available to be booked through Eventbrite at

https://bromsgrovecarnival.eventbrite.co.uk and for more on the event itself, visit bromsgrovecarnival.org or check out Bromsgrove Carnival on Facebook.

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