Sponsors praised for supporting carnival

PUBLISHED: 08:58 27 September 2013 | UPDATED: 08:59 27 September 2013

Honiton Carnival sponsors pictured with carnival queen Cerys Phillips and Honiton and District Carnival Committee president Myrtle Harris.

Honiton Carnival sponsors pictured with carnival queen Cerys Phillips and Honiton and District Carnival Committee president Myrtle Harris.

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The continued support of local businesses has been praised for ensuring carnival traditions live on in Honiton.

This year’s sponsors turned out for a special celebratory sponsors’ evening at the Otter Inn, which was organised by the president of Honiton and District Carnival Committee, Myrtle Harris.

Mrs Harris personally approaches businesses every year to help raise prize money for the carnival.

The chairman of Honiton and District Carnival Committee, Robb Sleeman, thanked all the sponsors for their continued support.

“We couldn’t do it without your money and your support - it just wouldn’t happen. The majority of sponsorship money goes towards being able to offer prize money, which in turn attracts big and successful entries from outside the area and makes sure local entries win good prizes so they can thrive and continue as well.

“It helps to grow the carnival and make sure it continues.”

The carnival will be donating money raised during this year’s event to Hospiscare and Honiton Rugby Club.

This year’s carnival sponsors are J R Layzell and Sons, Ali’s Kebab House, Bests of Honiton, Paul Richards Motors, Honiton Garage, F J Jackson and Sons, Thomas Westcott, the Midweek Herald, To-An-Fro Car and Van Hire, Martha Mockford Kitchens, Dorset Autospares, The Bed Centre, Mrs P Allen, Delve Electrical, The Paper Shop, East Devon Garden Care, Michael’s House of Hair, Natural Beauty By Bev, The Hair Lounge, and Bale Group.


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