Skegness Carnival fundraiser pops-up in the Hildreds

Chairman of Skegness Carnival Committee Margaret Taylor and Derek Jones volunteering to raise carnival funds at the Hildreds Shopping Centre.
Chairman of Skegness Carnival Committee Margaret Taylor and Derek Jones volunteering to raise carnival funds at the Hildreds Shopping Centre.

Volunteers and members of Skegness Carnival Committee are in situ at their fundraising pop-up shop in the Hildreds shopping Centre raising funds for the carnival until Sunday, August 3.

Fundraising at the temporary shop started on Monday, July 28 and all items have been donated by local businesses and the general public, with new items arriving all the time.

All proceeds from the shop will be used to fund the Skegness carnival to pay for the marching bands, event marshalls, the advertising of the event and insurance.

Skegness Carnival Chairman Margaret Taylor said: “Fundraising has gone very well so far and our aim is to raise £1,500 from shop sales. Not everyone realises but the cost of the Skegness Carnival this year has so far reached £7,500 and we also have to raise enough money this year to cover the costs of next year’s carnival.”

As well as the sale of all kinds of general bric-a-brac, raffle tickets can also be purchased.

First prize on the raffle is a gas barbecue, second prize is a £50 voucher for Home Bargains and third prize is a game of golf for two at North Shore Golf Club.

On Sunday, August 3 an event will also take place in the Tower Gardens with an all day barbecue taking place from 10am-4pm in aid of carnival funds.

This year’s carnival will have a heroes and heroines theme, there will be six day’s of events and all the fun begins on Sunday, August 10 until Friday, August 15.

For the first year, the carnival committee will hold a collection for charity during the parade and the proceeds of this collection will be split with the carnival committee and Help for Heroes.

The list of carnival events are as follows:

Sunday, August 10

-10am-6pm: Family fun day in the Tower Gardens with stalls.

-12pm: Judging of the floats on the Wainfleet Playing fields.

-1pm: Skegness carnival parade (will leave from the fields through town centre on to Drummond Road turning to South Parade and along the sea front finishing at North Parade Car Park.) RAF fly past in the afternoon.

Monday, August 11

- 10.30am: Pavement artist competitions on Prince Edward Walk (north of pier).

- 2pm: Sand sculpting competition on central beach (south of pier)

Tuesday, August 12

- 10am-4pm: Gala in the Tower Gardens with stalls.

- 10.30am: Super Hero, Tiny Tots and Miss Seaside competition.

2pm: Baby Show (1pm booking in)

Wednesday, August 13

- 10am-4pm: 999 Gala day on the pier field.

Thursday, August 14

- 10am-4pm: Fire Brigade Gala at Skegness Fire Station with a fancy dress competition at 2pm. (5-6 years, 7-10 years, 11-16 years. 17 plus years 50p each.)

-7-9pm: Children’s disco with fancy dress at Grand Central.

Friday, August 15

10am-4pm: Pet Show and gala in the Tower Gardens with stalls. Raffle at 3pm.