By llioconnor at 06:38 on 05/10/12
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Hello, my name is Llio Connor. I am part of a small team of girls who is reviving the Chorley Carnival. The other girls are Karren McCarthy and Nicky Pickering.
The Carnival ceased over 20 years ago as it was moved from Astley Park as the Royal Lancs show took over the site. Sadly, this meant the end of the Carnival as it was always on Astley Park. It was moved elsewhere but it really wasn't the same.
We started a 'Revival of the Chorley Carnival' on facebook and it has proved to be really popular. The people of Chorley are all of the same opinion, our community has gone. I am not exaggerating when I say this, but where ever we go or whoever we have spoken to they have heard about what we are doing and it has created a real buzz. The people of Chorley want this as we do.
Our group has been working really, really hard trying to get people interested in sponsoring and donating to the event aswell as everything else that we need to organise.
We have met with Chorley Borough Council in order to go over our plans with them. The council are willing to be there for us in an advisory capacity but not a financial one, unfortunately.
This is where local businesses come in..... We desperately need some form of sponsorship, donations for prizes, legal and banking advice.
We couldn't possibly provide the finance for this ourselves as we are just ordinary people and do not have the means to support this venture.
Could you please consider helping in some way or other? We are more than willing to work our socks off to make the Carnival happen as we have already been doing but we could do with some help in certain areas.
We are running a 'Bonny Baby' competition so this will obviously cover your kind of business and it will be a great advertising forum for you
If you are interested in helping we can discuss our needs further.
I hope to hear from somebody soon in response to my request.
NB. The carnival will be taking place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of June 2013. We have many things planned for the weekend and one of the attractions will be an It's A Knockout' on the 9th, we are looking for people to take part. We need teams of 10 people per team. We also need people to take part in the procession, walking or having a themed float.
Date: Friday, June 07, 2013
Repeats: Every Week until Sunday, June 09, 2013