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Carnival 2013 - our business and volunteer supporters

The carnival in 2013 was welcomed 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.

We were very happy to see that many of those businesses who supported us in 2012 were willing to return in 2013! We were also delighted to welcome some new community faces.

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

These kind business partners and supporters for 2013 are detailed below.  Thank you! – without your help, Carnival day 2013 simply could not have happened.


We were very happy to count the following as main sponsors for the 2013 event;

Riversmead Housing Association

Details of Riversmead are found on their webpage.riversmead logo

Riversmead were a supporter for our new carnival in 2012, donating key money and having a stall in the castle grounds.

We were delighted to welcome them back as a sponsor again for 2013. They also ran a stall on Hartham.



The Hertford Sainsburys were a key supporter for the 2012 event, donating a large amount of money and taking part on the day with a stall.

We were delighted to welcome them back again in 2013, as both a financial supporter and participant. Their cookery demonstration once again went down very well (shown courtesy of Steve Beeston photography)!

sainsburys stall 13

Details of their local opening times etc are found on their local webpage.





Hertford Town Council

Details of the council's services are found on their webpage.

hertford town councilLast year there was no official Town Council involvement, although the committee had key assistance from their members and the stalls and entertainment took place in the Castle grounds.

This year they were a welcome financial sponsor.



which logoWhich, whose Customer Service centre is in Hertford, have been a leading national consumer organisation for over fifty years. Details of the services and campaigns they run for their members (and the public) are available on their webpage.

They are a welcome new sponsor for 2013. They also ran a stall on Hartham.


Barratt Homes

Named as 'Housebuilder of the year 2012' at the industry's prestigious barratt home stall 2013annual awards, Barratt Homes are currently building on several developments in and around Hertford. Details of these and others can be found via their webpage.

They were a welcome new sponsor for 2013. Their stall is shown courtesy of Steve Beeston photography.


The Co-operative

cooperative logoThe Co-operative offers everything from chocolate to travel insurance. In Hertford alone they have food stores in Bengeo and Sele Farm, a pharmacy in Maidenhead Street, and a funeral parlour in Fore Street. A full range of products and services can be found on their webpage.

They were a welcome new sponsor for 2013.

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Other supporters

The following businesses/organisations provided various invaluable support;

And of course;


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Individuals who assisted Carnival 2013

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 ... And 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 above.

In addition, members of the main Rotary Club Hertford Carnival Committee (RCHCC) 2013 were;

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

Due to the large amounts of planning required for a carnival, the committee and sub-groups were busy from October 2012stewards in carnival procession 2013 to June 2013, meeting regularly and progressing numerous actions.

Many extra individuals 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!

Photo; Hertford Rotary Club stewards organising the procession on Carnival Day 2013, courtesy of Steve Beeston photography.

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Your town needed you …

And you were there! Thank you so much!

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