Folk dig deep to raise £1,000 for local charities

Fleetwood Carnival
Fleetwood Carnival

Generous Fleetwood people have raised £1,000 for local charities through pledges at Fleetwood Carnival.

Despite downpours on the day, people lined the streets to watch the colourful parade and dug deep in their pockets to make sure the big event was well supported.

Fleetwood Carnival Committee chairman Ann Hanvey and a tireless committee worked hard for 12 months to bring the event to Fleetwood and they couldn’t have been happier about how well supported it was.

“Nothing stops the Fleetwood community pulling together, thanks so much to everyone.

“With their kind generosity we collected just over £1,000 which will help take senior citizens of Fleetwood to a Christmas meal and also go towards expenses for this year’s Carnival and start us off for 2016.”

“It was a big success and it’s amazing how the weather doesn’t deter people.”

Around 22 floats wound their way through the streets from the Marine Hall with hundreds of people joining in the fun.

Fleetwood Carnival Queen Hannah Praed was officially crowned, watched by her retinue - prince charming Catherine Hover, page boy Joseph Hover and princesses Helena and Rhianna Gleave and Summer and Eliesha Spore.

“Thank you to all our judges - the Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre, Fleetwood Rotary Club, Thornton Cleveleys Inner Wheel, local councillors and members of Hambleton Gala,” said Ann.

“Judging is not always an easy job because all entries put in so much effort and hard work into their floats and costumes.

“If you were not a winner this year, please still enter again next year and hopefully it will be your turn to be a winner. At the end of the day it is all Fleetwood Residents banding together to make a brilliant Community Day for everyone to enjoy.

The committee will be getting together soon to discuss the way forward for next year. If you would like to be involved contact Ann Hanvey on annhanvey@gmail.com