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Awards celebrate carnival success
Salisbury City Council thanked everyone who made this year’s carnival a success at an awards ceremony on Tuesday.
Mayor of Salisbury councillor John Collier and carnival committee chairman Claire Burden hosted the ceremony at the Chapel nightclub.
Winners and runners up of the carnival awards were also invited along to accept their certificates and prizes.
Cllr Collier said: “I think judging by all the different prize winners we have had, it gives an indication of how the appeal of the carnival has spread across the city and nearby region.
“To all of the contestants and participants I give my personal thanks and congratulations on a fantastic job. Everybody young and old did extremely well.”
Cllr Collier also presented his mayor’s appeal, the Salisbury Diamond Jubilee Fund, with a cheque for £2,050, from the carnival street collection.
The fund was set up by the Community Foundation for Wiltshire and Swindon to support less well known and smaller charities in the city.
Elizabeth Webbe, from the foundation, said: “The Community Foundation and the Salisbury Diamond Jubilee Fund could not manage without the tremendous effort of people such as the carnival goers. The money is going to make a vast amount of difference.”
Salisbury City Council also thanked all the organisations that helped make the event possible.
Ms Burden said: “Without its participants, Salisbury carnival would not exist. We are extremely grateful for the hours of dedication from our local community groups, businesses and individuals.”