Leighton-Linslade Carnival have considered what support they can offer local groups as a result of the limited fundraising achieved associated with the Virtual Carnival in July. As the event was totally on-line, normal fundraising was impossible.
It was agreed to use some reserve monies and donations totalling £1050 was agreed shared between seven groups:
Advanced Theatre Company
Dogs for Good
Leighton-Linslade Concert Band
Rotary “Yes We Can”
Young Minds Trust (by sponsorship of Katharine Smith)
Whilst the total falls far short of what we would normally donate to causes in our community, Carnival is pleased to be able to support a limited number of groups as a result of the 2020 Virtual Carnival fundraising. We are grateful to all those who supported us and the Virtual Carnival.
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This year there will be a Carnival procession starting in Mentmore Road and ending in Chartmoor Road, visiting many parts of Linslade and Leighton Buzzard – meeting all Covid-safe rules that may be in force at the time.
The event in Parsons Close Recreation Ground will not be held in 2021 due its closeness to the likely date for Covid restrictions being lifted.
Leighton-Linslade Carnival would like to encourage private individuals to take part in the procession in suitably decorated cars and vans. We would especially welcome vehicles of the early 1960s’ vintage.