In 2016 we asked the people of Fleet & District to vote for their charity of choice for 2017 and the winner was Hants & Surrey Borders, Riding for the Disabled.
Hants and Surrey Borders RDA are delighted to have been chosen as the Fleet Carnival Charity for 2017. They are a self-funded charity, run entirely by over 50 volunteers and give about 1000 therapeutic riding lessons per year, free of charge, to local disabled children.
Carnival 2017 time in Fleet is here!
Fleet & District Carnival has been at the heart of Fleet community since 1956 and is a much loved tradition. It brings together the local community, by having some fun and raising money for local charities.
This years Carnival theme is Under the Sea!
We love the Under the Sea theme for 2017 and cant wait to see all the amazing floats. From Mermaids to Seahorses and Scuba Divers to Clown Fish. What will you be?
Fleet Carnival has been at the heart of the local community for over 60 years.
Being part of the carnival committee is like being part of a huge family. We have such fun during the planning meetings with just enough seriousness to make sure we tick all the boxes. Over the weekend of Carnival we adopt pet names for each other and use them as as our radio call signs. Our children spend the weekend playing together and we all end up parenting each others children, whist having competitions to see who can sell the most raffle tickets. Being part of the committee is something you will never forget.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Hart District Council who assisted us with securely storing all 150 buckets from the procession & also for lending us their fantastic coin sorter. A job that normally takes the committee 3 evenings to count all the procession money was done in half the time, allowing us pay in the money nice & quickly.
We can't reveal the final figure as this is done at our AGM in September along with announcing the 2018 charity. ...