Winterbourne Down Carnival raises £2,000 for Jessie May Trust
THIS year’s Winterbourne Down Carnival has raised £2000 for the Jessie May Trust, a charity which provides nursing care for children at home who have with life-limiting conditions.
The Chair of the carnival committee, John Turner, presented the cheque to Helen Mackie from the Jessie May Trust which is based in Bristol. Presentations were also made to representatives from two local churches, All Saints Winterbourne Down and the Methodist (Bethesda) Winterbourne Down.
John said: “The 2019 Carnival was a great success which would not have happened without the tireless efforts of committee members and other supporters.”
At the recent annual meeting a new committee was elected to organise the 2020 carnival, when the theme will be VE and VJ Day celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
Because the May bank holiday has been moved to a Friday to mark the anniversary next year, carnival day will be Friday May 8, with other activities taking place on Sunday May 3.