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.
On Saturday 18th March Fleet & District Carnival held the Annual Carnival Prince & Princess Selection Disco at the Crookham Memorial Hall. We had a great turn out of handsome boys and beautiful girls, all hoping to be crowned as the 2017 royalty.
The 2016 Carnival Princess Amy Beresford and Flowers Girl Lois Charlton & Tilly Beresford came along to welcome their successors.
The 2017 judging panel, made up of Sarah Faulkner from event sponsor, Gemini Hair Studio, Roxanna Laken, Anne Collins, Yasmin Scares from headline sponsor, Everyone Active and Lesley Bull from the 2017 Charity Surrey & Hampshire Borders Riding for the Disabled, had the unenviable job of selecting the lucky winners:
Carnival Prince 2017 Arthur Marshall, aged 5 from Tweseldown Infant School
Carnival Princess 2017 Kathryn Hopper, aged 11 from Heatherside Junior School
Flower Girls 2017 Molly Hatch, aged 6 from Heatherside Infant School Bonnie Collins, aged 4 from Tweseldown Infant School
Arthur, Kathryn, Molly & Bonnie will take centre stage over Carnival weekend, so please make sure you give them a wave.
Each year we are very grateful to our event sponsors as it allows us to put on this event. Huge thank you to Gemini Hair Studio for sponsoring the Prince & Princess Disco and also to our confirmed supporters, Flowers by Becky and Stafford Tailoring.
Claire Brown, Chairman of Fleet Carnival said “ It was great to see so many children turn out for this event. The hall was filled with lots of happy little faces all eager to be crowned as the 2017 royalty. The judges had a very tough job and we thank them for taking time out of their day to take part in the selection disco.”
Fleet & District Carnival will be taking place from the 30th June - 2nd July 2017 with the Procession on Saturday 1st. This year the headline sponsor is Everyone Active. ...
Hart District Council and Everyone Active are delighted to invite you to a free open day to showcase the brilliant new £23 million Everyone Active - Hart Leisure Centre, with a wide variety of fantastic facilities as well as the latest equipment.