Call for volunteers as Sudbury Carnival Queen is named

Sudbury Carnival, procession through the Town Centre ANL-150830-212333009
Sudbury Carnival, procession through the Town Centre ANL-150830-212333009

As Sudbury carnival committee announced the carnival queen for this year, there has been a second appeal for lorries to be used in the parade and for more volunteers to help out.

Carnival Queen and Princess elections were held at Sudbury Snooker Club on July 8.

Rebecca Aitliens, 16, was chosen by the four judges, including Sudbury mayor Sue Ayres to be this year’s queen.

The princesses chosen were Faith Byford, 6, Chloe Eva Green, 7, and Amelia Head, 11.

Sue Creamer, who organized the event, said: “It was an amazing night with terrific entrants at all age groups, all of whom would have made superb queens or princesses.”

As preparation continues for the carnival - which takes place in Belle Vue Park on August 28 - the carnival committee is appealing to any businesses that have medium sized lorries who would like to be involved to get in touch.

Committee member Jack Owen said: “For some reason there seems to be a reluctance for local businesses to get involved which is a shame, so if you have a suitable vehicle we would love to hear from you.”

There are still spaces available to take part in the procession around the town and at Belle Vue Park where a family friendly party will take place.

Mr Owen added: “We would also like to hear from any musicians, singers, entertainers who would like to showcase their talents to get in touch.

“We are also looking for help on the day of the carnival. The more volunteers we have the better the event.”

For more information or to get involved contact Alison Owen on 01787 310395 or Jack Owen on 01787 374025.