ORGANISERS of Solihull Carnival are hoping to reach a grand total of £500,000 this year after almost 60 years of organising the popular event.
The Carnival, which Shirley Round Table has been organising since the 1950s, raises about £10,000 a year and they hope to hit the magic figure this year.
The event on June 11 will see a host of acts and stalls and the finals of Carnival’s Got Talent. The Round Table are still keen for more names to come forward to win great prizes.
Two charities will receive funds from the Carnival - Round Table Children’s Wish, a small, national charity that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses and Solihull Life Opportunities (SoLO) which enables children, young people and adults with learning disabilities to enjoy social and leisure activities.
Steve Graham, carnival chair, said: “We’re delighted to have picked two such deserving causes to receive money from this year’s Solihull Carnival. As well as the positive effect of the extra money, we’d really like to raise their profile so that people can access their services. Shirley Round Table and Ladies Circle work hard to make Carnival happen and it makes it all worthwhile to know that the money raised will make a real difference.”
Solihull Carnival takes place on June 11and is sponsored by LaSer UK and De Vere VILLAGE. More information can be found on www.solihullcarnival.co.uk.