Local charities benefit from Shrewsbury Carnival & Show

A number of Shrewsbury charities have benefited from this year’s Shrewsbury Carnival & Show which took place on Saturday 14 June.

Money collected during the town centre parade, from magazine sales, stall pitch fees and also a donation from Stokes Fun Fair helped raise over £4,000 which has been split between the locals organisations.

A special presentation evening was help at Greenhous Meadow on Monday evening with over 35 organisations attending.

Those benefiting included 1119 Sq Shrewsbury Cadets, Darwin Community Centre, 1st Monkmoor Cub Scouts, PANDAS, Elim Church, Shrewsbury Toy Lending Library, Shrewsbury Senior Citizens Forum, Shrewsbury Access Group and Meadow Farm Pre School.

Mayor of Shrewsbury, Cllr Beverly Baker, who attended the presentation evening said: “Shrewsbury Carnival is a great day out, not only does it help boost tourism but it also brings the community together. It is great to see so many local charities benefiting from the event and my thanks go to Shrewsbury Carnival team for all their hard work and those who take part on the day.”

Shrewsbury Carnival Chairman, Graham Meredith, added: “We have had a great year and I’m proud of our team for putting on another great event, my thanks also go to those who donated money during the carnival, to our sponsors and magazine advertisers. Without their continued support it would be impossible to not only host the event but also give something back to the local community.”

Next year’s Shrewsbury Carnival & Show takes place on Saturday 13 June 2015. Those interested in getting involved are asked to email Shelley Oliver at getinvolved@shrewsburycarnival.co.uk or call 07977 802 553.