Military-themed act needed urgently for Leigh Park carnival

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THE ORGANISERS of a carnival have made an urgent appeal for an arena act to replace one that had to pull out.

The Leigh Park carnival is set to be bigger and better than ever with a colourful procession through the estate and events on Stockheath Common on June 25.

The entire event is military- themed and all money raised will go to the forces charity Help for Heroes.

One of the highlights of the event was going to be a demonstration by soldiers from 12 Regiment, based on Thorney Island, but they can no longer make it due to other commitments.

Now John Statham, the chairman of the carnival committee, is looking for another act to take their place.

He said: ‘We understand entirely that they can’t make it but now it leaves us without one of the main acts.

‘It’s going to be a brilliant carnival. We have live African music, TS Tenacity will be playing, the South Zone Dance Company will perform and there will be a dog show and a family funfair.

‘But what we really need now is a military-themed act for the 1.45pm to 2pm slot.

‘There must be someone out there who can help us.’

A walking procession made up of children from local schools in military uniforms will leave the bingo hall in Park Parade at 10am and walk through the shopping precinct, to Dunsbury Way, down Riders Lane and on to Stockheath Common. There will be a car boot sale and stalls and everyone taking part is encouraged to dress up.

There are still stalls available and volunteers are needed to help on the day and to organise next year’s carnival.

If you think you can help out with an arena event or would like to book a stall please call Mr Statham on 07780 512944.