Carnival Raises £50,000
Saffron Walden Round Table today announced that the 2022 Carnival has raised an incredible £50,000 for local charities and good causes. After 2 postponements and a spike in covid cases in the immediate run up to the event, Saffron Walden came out in force to support the 8 Day Weekend. An array of entertainment that included a revamped Family Night, Gary Mullin and One Night of Queen, The Wurzels, The London Community Gospel Choir, Rory Bremner, Miss Disco, Club Night, Chesney Hawkes and B*Witched. Not forgetting the world famous procession and all the outdoor events that gave something for everyone.
It was nothing short of spectacular and at a time when everybody needed something positive and exciting to focus on. There was a real buzz in and around the town and long lasting memories created.
It’s almost impossible to thank everyone for their contribution; our Carnival Partners, our suppliers for being so understanding at a time they were struggling, UDC, The Town Council, our incredible emergency services, St Johns Ambulance, the volunteers without whom it could not happen and of course our most generous, amazing and supportive residents of Saffron Walden and surrounding villages.
It would be remiss not to thank The Blues Brothers who bowed out on the Carnival stage, some 32 years after they formed. A band made up of local talent and who have given their time, largely for free over all these years – thanks you Blues Brothers – we will miss you.
Spokesman Nick Head said “The funds we raised will now be donated back into the community and this is going to make a material difference to many charities and good causes, all of whom do great things in support of those who need help. This help is needed more than ever and so we encourage any charity or organisation who is local to make an application by going to www.swrt.org and complete the form located on the Apply for Funding page.”
Finally, on behalf of the Carnival Committee; James Cleaver, Dean Chaffey, Stephen Woodard, Ed Brown, Sam Johns and Sam Goddard, it just remains for me to say thank you to everyone for your unwavering support and rest assured the baton is being passed on so the organising can begin later this year for 2025!
THANKYOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE ‘8 DAY WEEKEND’ IN JULY 2022.
THE ‘8 DAY WEEKEND’ RETURNS JULY 2025.
UNTILL THEN CHECK OUT SAFFRON WALDEN ROUND TABLE TO SEE WHAT OTHER EVENTS THEY PUT ON FOR THE COMMUNITY