LEAMINGTON Carnival committee are overwhelmed with the support as thousands lined the streets. Thousands of people went along to Leamington Carnival to enjoy some fun in the sun on Saturday, 12 July.

The day was packed full of entertainment, stalls, fun fair and a SUMMER themed procession. It was also attended by the Mayor of Leamington, Councillor John Knight.

The Carnival Committee has now revealed that just under £800 was raised during the street collection on the day which will now be ploughed back into Leamington Spa. It was a special day for Co-op Childcare who won overall best float, a big congratulations to Rachel Murry and her team!

Jamie Walker, chairman of the Leamington Carnival Committee, said: "We had a 6 month time frame, to plan what normally takes 12 months. We are extremely pleased & thankful with the amount raised. With it being its first year, it can only get better”

"The Committee where overwhelmed with the thousands of spectators who lined the streets of Leamington to watch the 14 floats pass, it was a very special, and proud moment for us”

"Our busy mayor was able to attend, councillor John Knight lead the procession in the Optima vehicle which was provided by our sponsor, Warwick KIA, and then enjoyed some entertainment in the Pump Room Gardens.

Mr Walker added: "The committee have worked extremely hard to ensure that this was a popular, enjoyable & successful event. We’ve received lots of positive comments it’s great to hear this.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to Strobix Photography, our official photographer on the day, the whole Committee for their dedication, Sponsors who include, Royal Leamington Spa Town Council, Warwick KIA, Warwick SASco, The Tanning Shop, Bravissimo, Massey Ferguson and CJ’s Events Warwickshire for the traffic management on the day.

The carnival committee have confirmed the event will take place again in 2015 and are looking for more volunteers, as planning starts in September 2014. Anyone who would like to offer their help is asked to contact the committee via info@leamingtoncarnival.org.uk

Jamie WalkerComment