Chance to get involved and lend a hand at Cromer Carnival

Just Regional
Jul 16, 2013 3 mins read

Volunteers are being sought for this year’s Cromer Carnival. If you fancy helping out and joining the team make your way to the Carnival’s Helper’s Night to find out more.

The Helpers Night will be held at The Cottage in Cromer at 7.30pm on Wednesday 24th July. Cromer Carnival is always looking for new volunteers, old or young so if you have an hour or two to spare and want to join in, then you are very welcome to come along and meet the team.

This year the Carnival, now in its 44th year, will run 17 – 23 August with their Grand Carnival Day on Wednesday 21st August which will feature three aerial displays by The Blades, The Wildcats and The Tigers Freefall Display Team.

The Carnival is looking for volunteers to help with events in August from bucket collecting to manning the gates and helping with the parade.

Carnival Chairman Tony Shipp encouraged people to get involved in their local community. He said “Helpers Night is an important part of the run up to Cromer Carnival. It’s a great chance for anyone thinking about helping to find out what is involved and how big or small a commitment they would like to make. The success of Cromer Carnival is down to it’s volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there.”

He went on to say “It also gives those already signed up to help the chance to meet up with those committee members responsible for the event, or activity, they are helping with and get in the Carnival spirit.”

The Carnival is run entirely by volunteers who give thousands of hours across the year to the Carnival’s activities. Many have been volunteering for years but each Carnival sees new volunteers come on board to get involved in their local community, gain new experiences and generally have fun!

Ronnie Lake who will be volunteering at the Carnival for the third year running this year said “I was looking for an interest in my retirement, having seen the preparation on the field when passing, I felt it was something I would like to do and I’m pleased I got involved, I love it.”

Ronnie, who helps with all manner of events at the Carnival, encouraged people to get involved. He said “the Carnival gives people of all ages an interest outside of their normal routine in a friendly community atmosphere where new friendships can be made. There are lots of events, where people can apply their talents in whatever time they have available. And it’s good fun too!”

Next in the Carnival calendar is the first of two Children’s Weeks from Monday 5th August. Children and families can get in the carnival spirit in over 20 events across the two weeks. The full programme of events is now available online at


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