Axminster Carnival needs your support

PUBLISHED: 12:01 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:20 27 February 2013

Douglas Hull the carnival committee's filling in the adveritisng sandwich boards

Douglas Hull the carnival committee's filling in the adveritisng sandwich boards

Archant

Rocketing cost of insurance raises the price of staging the annual event to around £4,000

The rising price of insurance has helped to push up the cost of running Axminster carnival.

Organisers reckon they need to find around £4,000 to stage the big parade this September.

As a result fund-raising has taken on a new significance in the run up to the big week – even though it is more than six months away.

And it prompted committee member Douglas Hull to take to the streets on Thursday as a human billboard.

Signs attached to his back and front advertised the next big money raising event – a table top sale at Axminster Guildhall which took place on Sunday. Another is planned for Sunday, March 24, in the same venue.

Doors will be open to traders from 8.30am and the general public will be allowed in to search out the bargains from 9.30am.

Sellers will pay £7 per table and anyone interested in taking one is asked to call chairman Keith King on 01297 34020.

There will be a raffle, along with teas and coffees, at the sale – one of a series of events planned in the “Helping to keep Axminster Carnival alive” campaign.

To make a donation, contact the secretary Geoff Enticott on 07840 268730 or find him at The Guildhall where he works as the caretaker.

0 comments

Other News Stories

13:04

Healthy eating group needs help to expand its important work with young people

Read more
11:48

Heritage Lottery award of £9,500 to capture the history of much loved open spaces

Read more
09:56

Alice in Wonderland-themed event staged in aid of cancer charity FORCE

Read more
10:51

Devon County Council’s public health team is warning people to be ‘tick aware’ as they get out and about in the countryside, due to the risk of health problems including Lyme disease.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

No Finer Life – a timeless story of the countryside will be coming to Honiton on Saturday, April 1.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30

FirstGroup and MTR take over the franchise from current operators Stagecoach

Read more
Yesterday, 10:43

Crews from Seaton and Colyton called to deal with the incident

Read more
Yesterday, 10:30

Advice leaflets on how to deal with the nuisance birds are being delivered to all DT7 properties

Read more
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Melissa Morgan Holloway, of the 1st Honiton Brownies, was presented with the Brownie of the Year Joe Gilson Memorial Shield

Read more
Sunday, March 26, 2017

The year six children from Plymtree C of E Primary School were thrilled to be presented with their leavers’ hoodies by head of school, Mrs Alex Cutler.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications