All aboard to make this year's Cleethorpes Carnival the biggest and best yet
THEY say that many hands make light work, so roll up your sleeves and help make Cleethorpes Carnival the success of years gone by.
The carnival committee and its partner, Youngs Seafood Limited, wants volunteers to join them in making the return of the carnival the biggest and best yet.
They are appealing for help from people in various areas of expertise – from haulage companies to costume designers, scaffolders to insurance workers – and all are invited to the official launch on Monday, February 4, at Cleethorpes Memorial Hall.
Parade committee member Leanor Pidgen, pictured, is positive this year's parade through the resort could be the best yet.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
She said: "To make the carnival the best it can be, we need the support and help of people who specialise in certain areas, whether they are retired, have a bit of spare time or just want to do their bit.
"We need people who can offer services or just give advice about all the things paraders may come up against, from float building to help getting their insurance sorted."
Young's Seafood stepped in to save the carnival, which was cancelled this year when North East Lincolnshire withdrew funding from the £30,000 event last year.
It has been a calendar highlight for the resort since it started in 1976 and last year brought 25,000 people into the resort and raised thousands of pounds for the local economy.
Leanor continued: "Young's wanted to get involved with us as a way of giving something back to the community. We are thrilled they have saved the carnival, it is returning once more and will be a legacy to the resort."
Laura Mummery, executive assistant for Young's Seafood's chief executive Leendert den Hollander, said: "We are really looking forward to this summer's Cleethorpes Carnival.
"The launch event is a crucial part of its organisation and we encourage anyone who would like to be a part of this to come along.
"We're excited about working with the community to make this year's Cleethorpes Carnival a fun-filled day out for all the family."
If you think you can help, go to the official launch on Monday, February 4, at Cleethorpes Memorial Hall at 6.30pm – see your Grimsby Telegraph for coverage.
And log onto www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk to view some videos of carnival parades gone by.