Carnival Payout to Local Groups



Clacton Carnival Association has just handed over donations totalling £6,522.45 to 37 local charities and organisations, monies raised from their fun-packed Carnival Week in August this year. The payout is considerably down because the major fund-raising event, the mammoth fete and fireworks had to be cancelled due to high winds and a thunderstorm. This is the second year running we have been affected by bad weather.


All the cheques were presented to representatives of the organisations by Carnival Queen, Kerry-alice Hartnett and her Princess Georgia Powell at a Presentation Evening on Monday 19th October held at the Clacton County High School.


The St Helena Hospice Tendring Centre in Clacton was the main beneficiary from the Carnival Procession and they received a cheque for £2,500 which they will put towards refurbishing the Carnival Room.


The 2 organisations who worked, once again, in partnership with the Carnival Committee were each presented with a cheque for their 50% share of the profits.  The Lions Club of Clacton received £1,472.45 from the joint venture of producing the Clacton Carnival Newspaper, now in its 29th year, and the 1st Clacton Scouts received £600, their share from their catering marquee at the Carnival Showground.


Further cheques were handed over ranging from £25 - £125


Paul Townend, Chairman of the Carnival Association said “Carnival week was a big challenge this year due to moving to the new venue of the Tendring Education Centre and the cancellation of fete night. However we are pleased we are able to give donations to so many worthy causes despite the atrocious weather.


 “I would like to thank all the Committee for their hard work and all the Sponsors and Organisations for their continuous support of the Carnival’s activities; without your help Carnival Week just would not happen and we hope it continues for many years to come.” 




Photo  Back row: (L-R)   Paul Townend, Chairman; Trevor Grimsey, President Lions Club of Clacton; Yvonne Reynolds, St. Helena Hospice Ambassador; Alison Denby, 1st Clacton Scouts.


Front row: (L–R) Kerry-alice Hartnett, Carnival Queen; Grace Tryell and Luke Stevenson, 1st Clacton Scouts; Georgia Powell, Carnival Princess.


A £25

Essex Police Specials
Essex Police Benevolent Fund
Tendring VIPs
British Red Cross
M.S. Society
Little Pals
1st Clacton Beavers

B £50

Clacton Jubilee Rotary Club
Clacton Queen Steam Preservation Society
Tendring Neighbourhood Action Panel
VCH Group
1st Clacton Girls Brigade
Warwick Castle Lodge Buffaloes
1st Clacton Guides
Tendring Alzheimers
Walton Carnival

C £75

Pedalling Paramedics
Inner Wheel of Clacton
Age Concern – Clacton
1st Holland Scouts
Clacton Neighbourhood Watch
Clacton Musical Theatre Society
Epilepsy Action
Clacton Ladies Circle
Tendring Scouts
Friends of the West Cliff Theatre

D £100

Weeley Bridge Breakers
Explorer Scouts
Lions Club of Clacton
Rotary Club of Clacton

E £125

12th Clacton Scouts

Catering (50%): 1st Clacton Scouts £600

Carnival Newspaper (50%): Lions Club of Clacton £1,472.45

MAIN CHARITY: St Helena Hospice Tendring Centre £2,500.00

TOTAL: £6,522.45