This year’s carnival will be bigger and better

Chairman  of Morecambe Carnival  organising committee David Brayshaw.
Chairman of Morecambe Carnival organising committee David Brayshaw.

Two months to go before the Morecambe Carnival and I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown since last year’s event.

I suppose that this is because we didn’t take a break after the 2014 carnival before throwing ourselves headlong into the fund raising and planning for the 2015 carnival.

This increased budget has prompted the various fundraising events which we have put on throughout the year and I would really like to thank everyone that has supported and attended these events as well as everyone that will be supporting MC15 itself.

It’s been extremely hard work; we really wanted to build on last year’s success and create a bigger and better event. I think that we’ve succeeded in doing this but, it has meant that we need to raise a lot more money than we did last year.

This increased budget has prompted the various fundraising events which we have put on throughout the year and I would really like to thank everyone that has supported and attended these events as well as everyone that will be supporting MC15 itself.

The ‘It’s A Knockout’ competition which we are holding on the Saturday of carnival weekend has certainly piqued everyone’s interest. As soon as we advertised this on our social media sites we were inundated with applications from a wide variety of local groups.

If you are interested in entering a team, please go to our website and fill in the application form as soon as possible; we will have to suspend applications in the near future and then make decisions on which teams to choose.

Our float entries are now full and we have a reserve list too; it looks like there are going to be some very exciting float designs and ideas on display and around 1,200 people actually taking part in the parade.

Don’t forget that this year, we are encouraging anyone to dress up and join in the parade along the promenade. Not only will you have a great day but you’ll also have the chance to win a cash prize too. The theme of this year’s carnival is fairy tales so it would be nice if fancy dress entries reflect this.

A new addition to this year’s carnival is the introduction of our all new motor village on the lawns to the rear of the Midland Hotel.

There’ll be lots of new cars on display and maybe some special carnival offers over the weekend.

In addition, there will be a number of other attractions within the village so that the kids can be entertained whilst the mums and dads choose their next car.

We are very grateful to all the local dealers who have agreed to participate in the motor show, we know that it is a big commitment for them and we appreciate their faith and support in the carnival event.

We are currently eagerly waiting for The Bay to announce their line up for The Bay stage on carnival Sunday.

Last year we had a great line up including Loveable Rogues, Kingsland Road, Paul Akister and the fabulous Mr Zip (‘Where’s my phone, where’s my keys?’)

They have given us a few clues about the acts who will be appearing and we are very excited.