Get ready for a party as carnival marks 90 years - The Evesham Observer

Get ready for a party as carnival marks 90 years

Evesham Editorial 29th Jun, 2018   0

THE FINAL countdown has started to this year’s Evesham Carnival which celebrates its 90th anniversary tomorrow (Saturday).

The full programme has been finalised, with a wide variety of activities taking place at the carnival village based on Crown Meadow from 11am.

The carnival parade, the true highlight of the day, will be leaving the meadow at 2pm taking a route around the town.

It promises to be a fun-filled day for friends and family to enjoy, whether browsing the stalls or grabbing a bite to eat at one of food outlets around Crown Meadow.

The carnival village will open from 11am.

There will be free children ‘make and take’ activities, a dog show and live stage entertainment from local singers and groups, with the ever popular Betsy Harmony and Soul Manifesto bringing the entertainment to a close from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Last year’s event raised more than £3,000 for local causes and organisers hope this year’s 90th anniversary will be one to remember.

All the floats will be collecting cash for the charities on the day while members of Evesham Ladies Circle will be selling confetti and bubbles on the route with all money they raise going to Evesham Caring Hands in the Vale.

Visit or the Evesham Carnival Facebook page for more details.

MEMBERS of Evesham and Badsey Hockey Club are among taking part in the 90th Evesham Carnival at Crown Meadow to promote opportunities for young people and families to pick up a stick and give hockey a try ahead of the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup in London this summer.

The club will be featuring a Hockey World Cup themed float which been designed to promote the activities of the club to those of all ages and experience levels as well as promoting the upcoming tournament.

Members hope to raise awareness about the range of different teams and sessions the club runs, including league teams, mixed teams, back to hockey activities and walking hockey.

Following on from the recent successes of women’s hockey, with Great Britain Hockey winning gold at the Olympic Games in 2016 and England Hockey securing bronze at the recent Commonwealth Games, the sport has been propelled into the nation’s psyche, increasing in popularity.

To capitalise on this momentum ahead of the biggest women’s hockey event in the world, ‘Your World Cup’ is bringing a variety of interactive events to the public with the aim of encouraging more people to pick up a stick and give hockey a go.

To date, over half of all hockey clubs in England are now involved with England Hockey’s ‘Your World Cup’ campaign.

England captain Alex Danson is delighted with how the hockey family have come together ahead of the World Cup, and said: “It is simply amazing to know more than 400 clubs are a part of the Your World Cup campaign; our clubs are already doing incredible work in their local areas, giving lots of opportunities to young and old to get involved in hockey.

“To have a World Cup on home soil is going to be amazing and to have the clubs getting behind it and embracing that World Cup fever is incredible for our sport. Keep up the amazing work!”

Hockey clubs across the country are hosting a range of events featuring stars from England’s recent hockey triumphs who will be sharing their skills with new wave of hockey enthusiasts.


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