Feel-good feeling continues in Burwell as carnival committee hands out thousands to charity groups

Community groups receieved a share of £9,000 from the Burwell Carnival committee

Community groups receieved a share of £9,000 from the Burwell Carnival committee - Credit: Archant

The Burwell Carnival committee handed out cheques worth hundreds of pounds to 25 groups and organisations from the proceeds of this year’s event.

Carnival king, Owen Rollinson, and queen, Ellie Busby revealed on Friday that a whopping £9,000 had been raised at the carnival this year and would be distributed among local groups, including Burwell 2nd Brownies, Carers Group, WI, Rainbows, St Mary’s Church, Burwell Community Choir and Burwell Army Cadets.

There were five additional donations made to groups with a close link to the carnival, to thank them for their efforts, including Burwell Museum, Burwell Folk Club, Little Windmills, the John Egging Trust and Danny Pickard and the Help Me Hear campaign.

The all-important float prizes were also handed out on the night, with

Burwell Print Centre awarded best adult float, whilst in the category of best overall float the awards went to: Burwell Brownies, 2nd Burwell Guides and Burwell Scouts.

To round off the evening, VIVA Arts Group entertained the audience with a selection of musical numbers from their forthcoming production of Acorn Antiques.

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