Thursday, 13 June 2013

2013 Count and Councillor Challenge results

Nuneaton Carnival 2013 managed to collect a total of £4241.52, thank you to all involved!
Now only a wait of 360 days until next year.

The total collection consisted of 210517 coins in total, with 194582 of them copper.
Laid end to end would be 4655m long and in total they weighed 9.3kg over 1 tonne.

This includes the councillors challenge:Chris Watkins of Kingswood.

Chris Watkins - £111.02
David Carr - £86.52
Marcus Jones - £67.92
Kristofer Wilson - £55.92
June Tandy - £34.43
Victoria (Vicky) Fowler - £32.58
Neil Phillips - £ 23.77
Bob Copland - £23.60
Dennis Harvey - £20
Corrine Davies - £7.47
Caroline Phillips - £5.37

Chris Watkins of Kingswood managed to collect the most with only £24.50 above the next contender. It was noted he chose to get family involved. As Carnival is all about family we allowed this to go ahead.

On the day our own King of Mirth managed to raise £241.08, doubling what the councillors managed to collect, not including the pub visits the week before collecting over £121 with help from two of the committee members.

Here are several news stories
WHAT A DAY . . . WHAT A PARTY includes a video of the day
Nuneaton Carnival winners
Special thanks to generous public
Carnival hailed a huge success

Thank you to Attleborough Liberal club for providing one counting machine and the people who assisted in counting the change on the night. That includes councillors John Haynes and June Tandy who have helped over the years in this mammoth task.

A key person to the carnival this year has been Laura Rowe, able to organise an amazingly successful Gala field and contributed a lot of time in counting the coins.

Procession photos

Gala Photos

The Big Comfy Bookshop has written a quick review of his day.

If you would like to be involved in Nuneaton Carnival please contact we are currently looking for enthusiastic people to assist in what ever way they can.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Nuneaton Carnival Gala field

What else does Nuneaton get from carnival day?
Have a quick look over what we have got in store for you at the Gala field (CV11 4NA)

Remember it is completely free to enter the field and suitable for all the family.

The hosts for the day will be Anker Radio, who have kindly lent the speaker system so you can hear what is happening on the filed.

Limitless - A new acrobatic display team, with people having trampolining, gymnastics, cheerleading, dancing and sky diving experience.
3Sixty Bicycle Stunt Team - Some amazing talents with showing what can be done on a pedal bike, just watch the video
Nuneaton Dog Club Display Team - The club will go through a few exercises showing that dog training can be fun as well as rewarding.
Gun Run - Air, Army and Sea Cadets in competition to be awarded a trophy from the carnival.

The performances will start at 1.30pm allowing people to see the procession go past avenue road.
The guide for performances is below - subject to change on the day.

1.30pm Limitless
2.10pm 3Sixty
2.45pm Dog demonstration
3.15pm Gun Run
4.15pm 3Sixty
5.00pm Limitless

Stalls and Fairground:
Food is available from the gala field with a dedicated area where you can choose from the wide variety of offerings from Hog roast, Caribbean, Burgers, drinks and ice cream.

For the more adventurous there is Pearson's fair at the end of the field with all the fun games and rides you would expect to see. This will be open from the Friday, so can always go along to that early and take in everything else on Sunday. Inflatable slides,  water/land Zorbing and  bungee trampolines will be on the field on carnival day.

You can find out what happens behind the scenes with community groups from Nuneaton such as wildlife rescue, Warwickshire air ambulance and Scouts.

There will be over 50 stalls to look at so get on down and see for yourself.

The whole field has been organised by Laura Rowe, I'm sure you will agree, it looks set to be pretty impressive - Thank you.