It is with a heavy heart that this year we are going to be requesting a £1 donation, from those who come to enjoy the Carnival, as people enter the field on Carnival Day. We would like to stress that the donation is voluntary as we would not want to exclude anyone from the field if this was not affordable for them.
£1 from everyone who enjoys the Carnival on the day would go an awfully long way to ensuring that we can continue to hold our Carnival in the years to come. You will start to see this poster Carnival – 2018 – Voluntary One Pound Entrance – With Photo going up around the Village and on our social media in the coming months so that we can give everyone as much notice as possible about the change.
The Carnival Committee is extremely grateful for the support it receives from the general public, local businesses, local Councils and Councillors and other organisations. The Carnival would not be what it is today without you all and this is why we are reluctant to have to ask for even more support, but in order for the Carnival to survive in its current form we really do need it.
We are always looking at ways to try and reduce our costs, whilst still providing the same great local Carnival experience that we always have, but despite our best efforts the costs of putting on the Carnival continue to rise. The results of this is that the Carnival now makes a significant loss. To counter act this we have begun organising fund raising events, we had a Bavarian Evening in 2016 which raised much needed funds and plan to hold a similar event this year. However even with these additional efforts we are still concerned about the future of the Carnival.
We have thought long and hard about this, and have definitely not gone down this road lightly, but we hope that you will continue to support us.
The Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival Committee
Thank you to everyone that bought a Bonanza ticket for the 2017 Carnival!
We can now confirm that the winning ticket is number 0646 and that the holder of that ticket is now £203.50 better off!
Please get in touch with any member of the Carnival Committee if you are the winner to claim your prize!
NOTE: You will need to present your winning ticket in order to claim your prize!
Here is an early timetable for Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival 2018:
|Approx time||What will happen!|
|12.30||Parade sets off|
|13.00||Parade arrives at Village Green|
|14.00||Crowning of carnival queen|
|14.30||Senior fell race starts|
|15.30||Junior fell race starts|
|16.30||Prize-giving for fell race,scarecrows, floats & fancy dress!|
CHARLESWORTH AND CHISWORTH CARNIVAL NEEDS YOUR HELP
Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival Committee is seeking volunteers to help in the organisation and running of the Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival!
To help us continue to put on the Carnival that you have all come to know and love we are looking for enthusiastic people to join the organising committee and/or to help out on Carnival day itself.
On the same note to ensure that we can continue to provide the sort of day that people have come to expect we would be very interested to hear from any one who has the urge to donate to a worthwhile cause, or who has a fundraising idea that they would be willing to run . Just a reminder that Charlesworth and Chisworth Carnival is not a profit making enterprise.
We’re also putting collection boxes in local shops so if you see any please donate your loose change.
The Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival parade route will begin outside St. Margaret’s School in Gamesley at 12.30 on carnival Saturday, and end about 20 minutes later at the Village Green.
Enter a float in the 2018 parade!
To apply please download and complete the PDF entry form below, detach and return to the address at the bottom.
Carnival 2018 is fast approaching and we need our Carnival Royalty!
Just like last year
Simply this means that the entries are open to both boys and girls.
In addition this year we MAY be able to provide vehicles for the Carnival Royalty so watch this space!
Just check it’s okay with your grown up (as there’s some work involved for them) and fill in a Royalty application form. Then return it to your school or to the address at the bottom of the form.
Closing date for entries is Friday 23rd March 2018
As ever there will be a wide range of different food and drink stalls with live entertainment from different local bands whilst you eat and drink!
There will also be a big variety of children’s activities and stalls selling all kinds of different products on the field on the day.
If you would like to have a stall or concession on the Rec this Carnival Day then please take a look at our HOW TO BOOK A STALL OR CONCESSION page by clicking on the text in bold!
Entry to Fell Race 2018 is now open!
For full information and entry forms please see our Fell Race page.
Fancy testing yourself on some of Charlesworth’s meanest fells? The senior fell race is a punishing 3 (and a bit!) mile run up Coombes Rocks and down the other side.
Race Start Time: 2:30pm
For those aged under 14, there is a choice of 3 different fell races, according to age.
Race Start Time:
6-8yrs – 3:30pm
9-10yrs – 3:40pm
11-13yrs – 3:40pm
Carnival Bonanza 2018 tickets are coming soon so please keep an eye out for them in the local shops! Alternatively contact us and we will be happy to sell you some tickets!
The full rules for the Carnival Bonanza can be found by clicking here.