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Maldon Carnival Grants

Last year Maldon Carnival raised over £2,100 for local groups/organisations and charities. With the Carnival help the Mayor was able to donate money to Little Haven Children’s Hospice, Maldon Age Concern, Buddies Pre School, Essex Police Benevolent Fund, Fire Fighters Charity, 1207 Maldon Army Cadet Force, Maldon Sea Cadets, RNLI and SWANS.

This year part of the money raised will go to Essex Police Benevolent Fund, Fire Fighters Charity and to the Mayor for distribution to local charities. Some of the money will be distributed to local groups/organisations and charities residing or directly benefiting Maldon & Heybridge areas.

We are now looking for local groups/organisations and charities to apply for a grant from the Carnival. If you are interested in applying please send your name & group details to info@MaldonCarnival.co.uk or message us for more details. Closing Date for entries 30 June 2013.

Duck Race – Great Success

Maldon Carnival hosted its first ever duck race on the Chelmer and Blackwater canal on Sunday, 29 May. There was heavy rain forecast but it turned out to be a sunny afternoon. The 247 yellow ducks were put into the canal under the bridge leading to the Park from Tesco’s. Unfortunately due to the wind changing directions the ducks never quite made it to the finish line making it a very eventful race.  After 45 minutes the closest duck to the finish line and the winner was Ruby & Scarlett’s duck (270).  They won a fantastic sweet hamper.  Brooke’s duck (289) came 2nd and won a giant yellow duck of her own.  3rd place went to Mr Leslie’s duck (481) and he won a duck Teddy.

The Carnival court with the help of their own little duck (Mia Newland) were selling the ducks the day before in Tesco’s Extra, Maldon.  The Carnival Team managed to raise £278.79. The carnival team is going to use the money to hire the Epping Forest Marching Band to lead the procession on Carnival Day. 

Rob Slight commented “we were really pleased with the support we got from the people who visited Tesco’s on Saturday.  The committee would like to especially thank Tesco’s extra for allowing us to sponsor our ducks in their store.

 

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Witham Selection Dance – 3rd Place

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Our Court got 3rd place in Witham Selection Dance on 20th April 2013. Pictures from Left to right (Kheira Cottrill, Mia Dear & Fallon Hockey).  Well done girls.

Maldon Cranival 1st Easter Egg Hunt

Thank you to everybody who attended our Easter egg hunt.  We had 182 children who took part. The winner of the Easter Egg Draw being Eleanor McKnight aged 9 from Heybridge.   And a big thanks to Asda, Heybridge and Morrisons, Maldon for donating the Easter Eggs.   

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