SATURDAY, 21st JUNE 2014

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17 October 2013

Carnival Day next year will be on Saturday 21st June and that date will be the start of the 14 day run up to the arrival of the Tour de France on Saturday 5th July. We hope that our Carnival will be a fitting start to a fortnight packed with events leading up to the excitement of the cyclists and their followers passing through the town.The parade will follow the usual route but promises to be larger and more colourful than usual as we anticipate that most schools, local organisations and businesses will join in to play their part in kicking off the greatest show the town has ever seen.
The Beneficiaries
The Carnival Committee selected the following three local organisations which applied to benefit from this year’s event:
The Otley Children’s Centre which provides services for families with 0-5 yr olds in Otley, Pool andBramhope is seeking support to help with their running costs including equipment, transport and 2 annual parties.
Otley Action for Older People support older people to live independently in the local community and provides practical and emotional help for housebound people. They need help with the costs involved in sending a number of housebound people on a short break holiday.running costs including their minibus transport and volunteer expenses.
Yorkshire Air Ambulance aims to operate two helicopters for the people of Yorkshire to provide an emergency service for 365 days of the year. The service requires £9,900 per day to keep the helicopters flying and seeks the support of the Otley Carnival to help raise this total.

The Carnival Committee starts it fundraising for the 2014 beneficiaries at the Victorian Fayre on Sunday 8th of December. As usual we will be running a children’s tombola which, coupled with other activities, raised over £400 last year and also made many children very happy because all the prizes were donated and every child paid 50p and won a prize without exception! OTLEY WAITROSE COMMUNITY MATTERS 5TH ANNIVERSARY

The photograph shows the 2013 Otley Carnival Queen when she attended this anniversary celebration in September. She joined other representatives of the Community Matters Beneficiaries who had been invited to attend this celebration and was asked to cut the cake. The Carnival Queen and her retinue are always pleased to attend local functions, and will be taking part in the switching on of the Otley Christmas Lights, to be held at the beginning of December.

 For further information contact Ann Steval on 01943-466995


 Link to http://www.otley.co.uk/