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Carnival 2015 - charities, competitions, and press

As part of Carnival 2015 we chose charities to receive the proceeds, ran competitions in the lead-up to the event, and endeavoured to get the event covered in the media. Details of these things are shown here.

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Beneficiaries for Hertford Carnival 2015

As well as providing a fun day for all involved, the aim of the Carnival is always to raise money to benefit the local community.

Instead of inviting all charities and voluntary groups to apply,
Hertford Carnival Committee (made up partly of Rotary members) considered last year’s participants in the carnival, and worthy causes from Rotary’s local existing community work. Details of each organisation, aims and objectives, financial details, and how local people will benefit from the money donated were all considered.  As in previous years, it was a difficult choice between so many deserving local groups. 

However the beneficiaries of Carnival 2015 were nominated as;

Future Living

Mind in Mid Herts

We raised a good sum, thanks to the generosity of all those participating. The money raised was split evenly and presented after the event by the Hertford Rotary group.

 

Future Living

Future Living are a Health & Well Being Centre based in Cowbridge, Hertford.  They officially launched in March 15, and offer a range of services to help with the trials and tribulations of everyday life, ranging from one-to-one addiction therapy to Jamie Oliver cookery skill classes!

future living logoClients are helped in many ways, including with group therapy, one to one counselling and relaxation techniques, with retraining for employment, and also with practical advice on health, debts, or housing.

Staff include registered nurses, experts on eating disorders, nutritionists, psychologists and counsellors, plus a businesswoman to oversee the centre.  The staff are also supported by an army of volunteers who support the clients in any way possible.

They are guided by a Christian ethos, and aim to be sympathetic and caring, supporting both the client and their family.  Services are self referring and free to access.

As they provide free services and have a large staff of volunteers, any money raised by the carnival will be a welcome help.

Future Living had not taken part in Carnival day before, but had a stall in the Castle grounds in 2015.

Find further details here, email them or or phone 01992 501316.
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Mind in Mid Herts

Affiliated to the national Mind organisation, Mind in Mid Herts provides mental health services in the area, with centres in Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, St Albans and Hertford (where they are based in The Seed Warehouse opposite Castle Hall). 

They endeavour to provide help and support on a range of issues.  Anyone who has suffered mental or emotional distress or whose mental well-being is suffering is welcome.  Help is applied via methods such as counselling or a group course (ones this summer include depression, stress and coping with loss). Resources to read are also available on their website.

They are committed to providing a high quality service for everybody, and many services can be accessed by filling in a form on-line (ie self-referral).Mind logo

They have an active volunteer base and a professional staff team.  The latter offer services including counselling, peer support, group therapy, computer skills, employment advice, befriending and training.

Being a voluntary group, money raised by the carnival was a welcome help.

Mind in Mid Herts had not taken part in Carnival day before, but had a stall in the Castle grounds in 2015.

Find further details here, email them or phone 01992 584387.
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Competitions

Competitions run for the 2015 Carnival were as follows;

Fancy dress competition

We ran a Disney-themed fancy dress competition for boys and girls on Carnival day; see the Day coverage for details.

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Quiz, food and drinks, all for a good cause ...

... How could you possibly go wrong? But that's before the questions ...

There was a quiz night at Sele Farm Community Centre on Friday 15 May. Nearly 100 people joined us; everyone had a good evening and we raised valuable funds to put on the Carnival. See poster for details of this archived event.

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Princess for a day

Previously, the annual competition run by the Hertfordshire Mercury to find the Hertford Carnival princess and attendants has been very popular with children and well-supported by businesses; see our Archive footage.

Unfortunately the Mercury did again not run the competition this year.

2015 fancy dress competition

Photo; 2015 fancy dress competition, courtesy of Melissa Page at Herts Mercury.

Instead, we had a Disney-themed fancy dress competition for boys and girls on Carnival day; see the Day coverage for details.

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Raffle

We did not run a raffle in 2015.

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Press coverage

Press coverage for the 2015 carnival is detailed below.

Note; some entries have since been removed from (other) sites.theatre masks

Press releases

Post release - July 2015

Posters

Flyer for Carnival at the Castle - March 2015

Mercury articles

Article about local Rotary and their plans for the year - March 2015

Twitter

Regular Twitter feeds;

Other publicity

Event listing in the Best Of directory April 2015

Event listing on GoHertford April 2015 ('website' is entry on Town Council calendar)

Event listing on Hertsdirect April 2015

Event listing on MumsnetHerts April 2015

Event listing on Hertford Net May 2015 
(Please note there is also some out-of-date info on this site).

Mercury slideshow of the day July 2015

Hertford Town Council slideshow of the day July 2015

 

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Thank you ...

For being so generous on the day, for taking part in our competitions, and for reading the papers!

See also this year's;

The charities who will benefit

Competitions

Press coverage