Maldon Carnival is hosting an fundraising event every month starting in January. The Carnival procession will be on August 1st, 2015.

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year, we hope that everybody enjoyed the holidays. With the New Year just starting it is now time to start planning for this year’s Carnival. Carnival Day this year will be on Saturday, 1st August, with Carnival Week commencing on Sunday, 26th July.

Entry forms for the Procession and Stall Application Forms for the Promenade Park will be available from our website by the end of the month.

Leading up to Carnival Day the association will be running a number of Fundraising events every month. Our First event is on Sunday, 25th January at the Ship and Anchor PH. The association is hosting a Quiz Night with your quizmaster Mr Kevin Briggs, just £2 per person. Teams of no more than 6 please.

In February the Association is running a fun Race Night Evening, more details to follow.

On Saturday, 28th March, the association is having an Easter Fun Time Event for children. There will be Arts and Crafts, Games and hopefully you be able to meet the Easter Bunny.

On Sunday, 29th March at the Swan, Carnival Bingo is back, doors open at 7pm with the first game starting at 8:00pm.

On Easter Sunday, 5th April (To be confirmed) the Carnival Easter Egg Hunt will return at the Promenade Park. More details to follow later.

Lots more events are planned, so checkout our website and follow us on Twitter.

Thank you and Goodbye

On Thursday the 6th November, Maldon Carnival Association held its annual general meeting (AGM).  At the AGM the association elected new committee members who will continue to run the Carnival in 2015.

The association to would like to extend its thanks to Trudy Harris who raised over £1000 for the Association from different events that she organised, Janet Clark for all her help on Carnival Day and during other events, Simon and Benice Watkins for all their help and support over the last three years without these members the carnival would have folded.  All the committee wish you all the best and good luck in your next adventures.

This year the Carnival has appointed a new procession coordinator, Mike Childs.  His job will be to plan, organise and run the 2015 procession.  Other committee members who have decided to stay on are  Lee Clark(Chairman), Jean Haylock(Secretary), Dave Williams(Treasurer), Daniel Haylock(Stores Controller), Sarah Haylock(Entertainment), Carole Ellum and Jess Northfield(Stall Bookings).

During the AGM the Carnival committee presented 12 grant cheques to local organisations totalling a massive £2220.  The beneficiaries this year were The Mayors Fund, Essex Police Special Constabulary Charity Fund , Fire Fighters Charity Fund, Action for Family Carers, Buddies, Daisy Chain Nursery, Maldon in Bloom, Maldon & Purliegh Brownies, Friendship Club, Maldon Rainbows, Clarks Farm Greyhound Rescue and St. John Ambulance Cadet Division.

Despite all the hard work from the committee, the Carnival still needs more volunteers to help run next year’s procession. You do not need to be part of the committee or make any long term commitments. The carnival is always looking for fresh ideas.   If you have any free time and are willing to help please contact Rob Slight on 07929 857723.