Amesbury Community Carnival announces charity

Amesbury Community Carnival announces charity

Amesbury Community Carnival will take place this year at Holders Field, Amesbury on Saturday, 17th June with this year’s theme being ‘At the Movies’.  The fun starts with a procession through the town featuring the spectacular Rampage Mas Band and the always entertaining Spiderman Band who this year will be performing as the Batman Band.

The ‘At the Movies’ theme is reflected in this year’s arena acts that will be on show which include world renowned horse trainer Gerard Naprous whose act will feature Ben Hur-style chariot racing. As well as the arena acts there will be several other attractions offering a fun packed day for the whole family

Local residents are being encouraged to get involved with the carnival and enter the procession either with a float or as a walking group dressed as their favourite film characters. If you are a local business or community group and would like to be involved with the Amesbury carnival bookings are still being taken for procession entries as well as pitch bookings at the carnival itself.

Amesbury Carnival Committee are proud to announce that the charity they will be supporting this year will be ‘Hope for Tomorrow’ who provide mobile chemotherapy care across the country.  The units can visit up to 5 locations each week to give treatments to between 12 and 18 patients a day.

Diane Diver from Hope for Tomorrow said “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to be working alongside such an established group as Amesbury Carnival. Our charity has had a presence in the South Wiltshire area since 2012 with our Mobile Chemotherapy Unit (MCU) ‘Kayleigh’, who visits a number of locations each week, bringing cancer care closer to patients’ homes. We are excited to be working with Amesbury Carnival as it will open a window of opportunity for us to create mass awareness and spread the word of Hope for Tomorrow, reaching out to audiences from far and wide!”

Members of the Carnival Committee, together with volunteers and the Mayor of Amesbury, Patricia Allen, announced the charity with a photo shoot in Amesbury dressed as characters from the film and TV series ‘Dad’s Army’.

Amesbury Community Carnival week starts on Sunday 11th June with a Teddy Bear’s picnic at Antrobus House and culminates with the main event on Saturday, 17th.  Please keep an eye on facebook page and the website for full details of the week’s events.


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