carnival 2012_0258Newquay’s Carnival Week is returning for a 3rd year on Saturday July 4th, running until Saturday July 11th. This fun filled series of events is set to fill the whole town with laughter and entertainment with the theme being ‘make us laugh’. The Carnival which has been organised this year by Newquay Lions is receiving extensive support from various sources, including Newquay Town Council, Newquay Business Improvement District (BID), who have contributed towards printing the promotional brochure and invested PR time, Sainsbury’s as well as various other local and national businesses.

This year, the mascot race will be preceding the parade which will start at Hotel Victoria on East Street at 5.30pm on Saturday July 11th and will finish at Hotel Bristol where the Carnival Parade will commence. It’s the third time the mascot race will be taking place and the current reigning champion for the last two years is Leo the Lion, of the Newquay Lions.

Jill Wilmott, President of Newquay Lions Club says, “The Carnival Committee are very grateful for the support BID are giving in helping with the cost of printing the programme, this enables more funds to be spent on the Carnival and Carnival Week. There are even more events this year sponsored by Newquay Lions Community Carnival Committee.”

Jill continues, “We would like to sincerely thank all our sponsors, without them it would be impossible to organise such a large scale event. A special thank you to Maggie of thisisnewquay.com for allowing us to use her photos of last year’s Carnival in the programme. There is a great community spirit in Newquay and the Carnival reflects this. I would like to thank everyone on the Carnival Committee for their hard work which has made this week possible.”

Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) Manager, Eve Wooldridge says, “We love the Carnival. It’s such a special event that gets people into the town and into our amazing shops, bars and restaurants. It always creates such a buzzing atmosphere and sense of community spirit. We are glad that we were able to support the event financially so that they can concentrate on growth.”

Eve continues, “The Newquay Lions have challenged themselves to involve more than the 1,000 people who participated last year and to have even more floats take part, so we’re all set for a carnival that’s even bigger and better than last year’s. If there are any businesses with mascots that have not yet entered the mascot race and would want to, they should contact the BID by emailing alice.beard@newquaybid.co.uk or by calling 01637 498599.”

The Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) works to keep the town a vibrant and busy visitor attraction, and this year they have again organised a series of exciting events to add to the diverse programme of things going on. The BID, established in 2011, delivers innovative projects that aim to improve the trading environment of Newquay. A key focus for the BID is the supporting and running of events that drive footfall in the town year-round. For more information about what the BID is doing for the town, including future events see:  www.newquaybid.co.uk

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