Opportunities for Local Charities to get involved with Bridgwater Carnival 2019

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Committee is holding an open day so charities, community groups and other good causes can find out more about how they could benefit from this year’s Bridgwater Carnival. The open day, which is being held on Sunday 9 June, 10:30 hours to 15:00 hours at the Bridgwater Carnival Centre, is an opportunity for charities and not for profit organisations to drop in and learn more about how they can get involved in Bridgwater’s biggest night of the year. Mike Dodden, Bridgwater Carnival’s collection officer, said: “Helping local charities and organisations to boost their funds is an integral part of our carnival activities, and there are a number of ways in which charities and groups could raise money from our carnival, including helping with the street collection, managing our official car parks, and selling souvenir programmes, to name just a few. “The purpose of the open day is about talking through how these fundraising and volunteering activities work, and how we can help each other.”

Last year £18,242.05 was shared between 50 charities, community groups, clubs and not for profit organisations, and this year carnival organisers are hoping to raise even more. “There are loads of different fundraising opportunities available, and the more help and support we receive the more money we raise for good causes”, added Mike who is in his second year as collection officer for the carnival committee. “I really do hope we see some new groups coming along to the open day, and let’s make Bridgwater Carnival 2019 the biggest and best yet.” For more information on the open day, contact Mike at collection@bridgwatercarnival.org.uk

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