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Carnival 2012 - our business and volunteer supporters

The new carnival in 2012 was welcomed back by the town, but only made possible by the support of local businesses and individuals.


Our Supporters

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Business partners

Various levels of support were sought from local businesses, ranging from being a main sponsor, to donations of raffle prizes, displaying posters and providing dresses for the Carnival court, to anything else we - or they - could think of!  This support from local businesses was essential in making this community event happen.

All businesses involved benefitted from the publicity pre-, during and post- carnival day.

These kind business partners and supporters for 2012 are detailed below.  Thank you! – without your help, Carnival day 2012 simply could not have got off the ground.

everyone active representatives

Main sponsor

We were delighted when Hartham Leisure Centre (representatives and mascot pictured, courtesy of Steve Beeston photography) confirmed in December 12 that they wanted to be the main sponsor of the new Hertford Carnival.

They certainly participated heartily in the day, with a float, a stall, and by leading the very energetic Zumba in the arena!

Their details can be found via their webpage (they are run by EveryoneActive);http://www.everyoneactive.com/tabid/1060/Default.aspx.

The following businesses were also sponsors of the Carnival, contributing vital support;

Sainsbury's, Hartham (stall in the castle grounds sainsbury stallpictured, courtesy of Steve Beeston photography);  http://www.sainsburys-hertford.co.uk/





Riversmead Housing Association, Ware Road;http://www.riversmead.org.uk/

Mercedes-Benz, Foxholes business park; http://rsi-cda.mercedes-benz.com/content/unitedkingdom/retailer-M/ma_hertfordshire/index.htm

Concord Trophies, Ware Road; http://www.concordtrophies.com/

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Friends of Hertford Carnival

The following businesses made a welcome cash donation to carnival funds;

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Miscellaneous support


Thanks also to the following for their generous contributions;

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Raffle supporters

Our raffle (Jan to April 12) was a crucial way to cover carnival costs.

Thank you to all the individuals who brought tickets, and to those outlets who sold tickets for us (Tourist Office and Hartham Leisure Centre).

And of course thanks to the local businesses who donated some great prizes;

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Individuals who assisted Carnival 2012

There was a variety of ways individuals were asked to support the carnival, including planning, marshalling on the day, buying raffle tickets, donating raffle prizes, spreading the word ... a committee member on carnival dayAnd of course coming along on the day!   

Local people were crucial in making the carnival happen, both as a planned and a spectator event.

Some individuals have been acknowledged, under Miscellaneous support and Raffle supporters.

In addition, members of the main Hertford Carnival Committee (HCC) 2012 were;

Although the event was not run by the Town Council, two members were involved in an advisory capacity;

The HCC was supported by additional members of the working groups - Publicity, Finance, Events, Health & Safety – with other individuals lending a hand where they could.

volunteer steward in paradeDue to the large amounts of planning required for a carnival, particularly a resurrected one, the committee and sub-groups were busy from February 2011 to June 2012, meeting regularly and progressing numerous actions.

Many extra individuals – including members of the local Rotary club, the Territorial Army, the local Royal Air Force cadets, and the congregation of All Saints – helped out on Carnival day itself, performing marshalling, bucket collecting, stall set-up, and other roles with aplomb.

Our aim was to arrange a community event which local people could enjoy as both participants and spectators, whilst raising money for local charities.  We think the many months of planning paid off!

(Photos courtesy of Steve Beeston photography and David James).

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