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Volunteers needed for Beccles Carnival

PUBLISHED: 15:58 21 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:01 21 May 2010

BECCLES Carnival committee is appealing for volunteers to help organise and run the 2008 event.

"We are looking for volunteers of all ages and abilities for various jobs which need filling urgently," said secretary Yvette Tackley.

BECCLES Carnival committee is appealing for volunteers to help organise and run the 2008 event.

“We are looking for volunteers of all ages and abilities for various jobs which need filling urgently,” said secretary Yvette Tackley.

“We need stewards, car park attendants, people to man gate entrances and most importantly people to help set up and take down site layout before and after event. Even if you can only spare one hour, please get in touch with the committee.”

She said at Christmas 2005, due to the old Carnival Committee retiring through not enough support and volunteers from the people of Beccles, the traditional carnival which took place for many years came very close to folding, and they did not want that to happen again.

“Without the help and support of the people of Beccles and surrounding areas it makes it very hard to put on such a great event for the people of Beccles because at the end of the day the Carnival has always been about bringing everyone together and getting involved,” she said. “It comes down to the question of how much the carnival means to the people and businesses of Beccles? The Carnival has always brought in much-needed tourists, visitors and local people together to a small community.”

Chairman Alex Moore added his weight to the appeal, and said due to the size of the committee, without the help of a dedicated team of volunteers it was extremely hard to put on such a great event as in previous years.

He said the carnival had a great programme of events planned for this year, “so please help us to make 2008 a year to remember and a great success.”

For further information or to reply to the appeal email alexmoore24@aol.com Telephone 01502 470821or annette6235@aol.com telephone 01502 715671. You can also visit the updated website www.becclescarnival.co.uk.

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