Axminster Carnival needs your support

PUBLISHED: 12:01 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:20 27 February 2013

Douglas Hull the carnival committee's filling in the adveritisng sandwich boards

Douglas Hull the carnival committee's filling in the adveritisng sandwich boards

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Rocketing cost of insurance raises the price of staging the annual event to around £4,000

The rising price of insurance has helped to push up the cost of running Axminster carnival.

Organisers reckon they need to find around £4,000 to stage the big parade this September.

As a result fund-raising has taken on a new significance in the run up to the big week – even though it is more than six months away.

And it prompted committee member Douglas Hull to take to the streets on Thursday as a human billboard.

Signs attached to his back and front advertised the next big money raising event – a table top sale at Axminster Guildhall which took place on Sunday. Another is planned for Sunday, March 24, in the same venue.

Doors will be open to traders from 8.30am and the general public will be allowed in to search out the bargains from 9.30am.

Sellers will pay £7 per table and anyone interested in taking one is asked to call chairman Keith King on 01297 34020.

There will be a raffle, along with teas and coffees, at the sale – one of a series of events planned in the “Helping to keep Axminster Carnival alive” campaign.

To make a donation, contact the secretary Geoff Enticott on 07840 268730 or find him at The Guildhall where he works as the caretaker.

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