Burnham-On-Sea Carnival creates new class for disabled people
People with disabilities are to be invited to enter this year's
Highbridge and Burnham Carnival as a new class is introduced by
The popular winter procession comes to the towns every November,
wowing crowds with dozens of impressive floats.
a brand new class is to be introduced for the first time this
year that will be open to single entries, pairs or groups of people
(up to 20) who are registered disabled. A new trophy will also
be created for the class.
the carnivals affiliated to the Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnivals
Association (SCGFCA) are introducing the new class to build on
the success of the 2012 Paralympic Games and open up the carnivals
to new participants.
Cattle, SCGFCA president, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "As our
carnivals increase in popularity and become better known across
the UK, it is imperative we ensure everybody in our local communities
have the same opportunities to take part in our Guy Fawkes celebrations."
new class for entries with disabilities has been introduced at
all seven carnivals - Highbridge and Burnham, Bridgwater, Weston,
North Petherton, Shepton Mallet, Wells and Glastonbury.
take our diversity and inclusion principles extremely seriously
and it will help us to ensure the continued success of our wonderful
carnivals for many more years to come," added Malcolm.
closing dates for entrants is Sunday 1st September and entry forms
for the Burnham parade can be obtained from the secretary Jan
Paul on 01278 784607. This year's carnival takes place on Monday
to 2013 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival