Help to make the town’s carnival go with a bang

Lutterworth young farmers during the tug of war challenge at last year's carnival
Lutterworth young farmers during the tug of war challenge at last year's carnival

Organisers of this year’s Lutterworth Carnival are urgently looking for new volunteers to help make the event go off with a bang.

The carnival is being held on Saturday, July 5, and Holly Guy, events officer at Lutterworth Town Council, said volunteers are essential to the smooth running of the day.

She said: “We are looking for volunteers and we wouldn’t be able to do it without them really.

“We need marshals for the parade procession and for during the course of the day.

“We also need people who can help set up the carnival and clean up when it’s all over.”

Mrs Guy added that it would be a big boost if people volunteered to help out with the event, which promises to be a great family day out.

It is run by the town council, and is normally started by a parade through Lutterworth on the day. However, there has not been a parade for the past few years but Mrs Guy has confirmed that it will be back for 2014.

This year’s procession will include fire engines, classic cars, go-karts, and a huge number of people waving flags.

It will also include the winners of the 2014 Lutterworth Carnival Prince and Princess competition.

And organisers have promised that it will be a “great spectacle, not to be missed”.

Setting off from Lutterworth College in Bitteswell Road at 12.30pm, the parade will make its way through the town centre before ending up at the Coventry Road recreation ground at 1pm.

Leicester City FC mascot Filbert the Fox will be there to join in with the fun and people will have the chance to get a photograph and a cuddle with the furry pooch.

He will also take part in a penalty shoot-out competition.

There will be a beach at the recreation ground, where people can ride on donkeys or watch a Punch and Judy show.

The fun fair is also back and each ride will cost only £1.

The town council is looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the event, from organising acts to marshalling, and is asking interested people to get in touch as soon as possible.

Mrs Guy said: “We would love to hear from people, who would like to help out and volunteer.

“People can come into the council offices and have a chat with us, or they can give us a call.”

The town council offices are in Coventry Road and it can be contacted by calling 01455 550225.