Thousands donated to charity from Soham Carnival and Townpersons of the Year revealed

PUBLISHED: 16:45 25 July 2018

The Soham Carnival Cheque presentation and Townspersons of the year, which was held July 24 at The Ship Public House in Soham.

The Soham Carnival Cheque presentation and Townspersons of the year, which was held July 24 at The Ship Public House in Soham.

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More than £7000 raised from Soham Carnival will go towards helping local schools, charities, clubs and organisations.

The Soham Carnival Cheque presentation and Townspersons of the year, which was held July 24 at The Ship Public House in Soham. John and Helen Attlesey are pictured.The Soham Carnival Cheque presentation and Townspersons of the year, which was held July 24 at The Ship Public House in Soham. John and Helen Attlesey are pictured.

The carnival, which took place on May 28, saw thousands of revellers head to the Recreation Ground to enjoy entertainment and watch a parade of decorated floats.

For the past 65 years the carnival has been staged to raise money to go back into the local community.

Their main beneficiaries this year were three primary schools in Soham - St Andrews, The Shade and The Weatheralls - who were presented with £1500 each.

Soham’s Townspersons of the Year, John and Helen Attlesey, were also revealed along with presentations on July 24 at The Ship pub.

Every year John and Helen decorate their house with Christmas lights display while raising money for charity at the same time.

A spokesperson for Soham Carnival said: “It’s truly a magical experience for the children and adults alike of Soham and surrounding areas.

“Many congratulations and thanks to them we all appreciate their kindness and generosity.”

The remainder of the money was distributed to our other beneficiaries including Soham First Responders, Pos+Ability, Daisy’s cause, Cruse Bereavement Services, Soham Bowls club, VIVA Arts, KD Theatre Productions, Soham North Chapel, Molyn, Soham Day Centre, Soham Comrades Band, Soham Over 60’s, Royal British Legion Soham Branch and Soham Christmas Lights.

The Carnival 2019 is to be held on Monday May 27.

To keep up to date with information, visit the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/sohamcarnival

If you would like to get involved with the 2019 carnival please email: carnival@soham.org.uk.

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