Thanks for your help

HARTLEPOOL Carnival committee want to thank each and everyone who participated in the carnival parade on Saturday, August 11.

Thanks to everyone, from the Morris Minors club, floats, fancy dress, jazz band and re-enactment group for a great turnout.

The nutty slack was well contested, both in the men’s and women’s race with many entrants.

The turnout exceeded our expectations and the themes and costumes were superb, making it one of the best parades for very many years.

All events the committee arranged over the course of carnival were well attended and it gives great satisfaction to see so many happy and smiling faces.

The committee also thank everybody who donated, from pubs, businesses (large and small) and the general public.

The planning and meetings now start for next year as we try to build on what has been a difficult year funding wise and put together a funding package to make 2013 Carnival bigger and better,

John Cambridge,

Hartlepool Carnival committee,

Sea View Terrace,

Hartlepool.