Budleigh carnival club raises money for good causes

KIND-HEARTED members of Budleigh Salterton Carnival Club have handed out more than �1300 to good causes in the last month.

The club, which takes part in a number of fund-raising activities throughout the year, has donated �1000 to St Peter’s School, in Moor Lane, for its computer appeal and the Temple Methodist for their new heating plans.

They have also handed out �300 to Nicky Osmon Barker, whose husband suffers from Myloma, a type of bone- marrow cancer, in her support of the Myloma UK charity.

The carnival club presented two cheques on Saturday night at its summer dance event.

Julie Meredith, treasurer of the carnival group, said: “We fundraise throughout the year, spend as little as possible on our carnival float and give all money raised to local organisations and charities.

“Our aim is to represent Budleigh Salterton in as many carnivals as possible, usually around 15, including Bridgwater.”

Julie said the club’s members varied in age from six to 60 and they were always looking for new members.

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“We need people to help construct and paint the float, people to sew, help with fundraising and, of course, to be on the float.

“This year’s float is still ‘under wraps’ – all will be revealed at Topsham Carnival on Saturday, August 28.”

If you are interested in joining the club, contact Julie on 442067.