We accept gratefully and give cheerfully!

Whilst Carnival is of course about bringing together our community and having fun, we’re also aiming (with your help!) to raise lots of money allowing us to gift on every penny to local charities!

Below, you can read all about our nominated charity for 2018. Details of other charities we have supported in the past can be found on the right.

Visit their website

About Autism Friendly Fleet


Autism Friendly Fleet was founded in May 2017 by a group of mums with children on the autistic spectrum. The charity raises awareness about autism in Fleet and the surrounding areas by providing free training to local businesses and organisations. It also organises a ‘Chill Zone’ at local events such as the Fleet Carnival, Food Festival and Christmas Festival. Feedback has proved this to be invaluable for autistic people and their families, enabling them to go out and enjoy such events but to have a quieter, calm place to take a  break from the  noise and crowds. Autism Friendly Fleet would eventually like to be able to raise enough money to purchase its own ‘Chill Zone’ tent and provide a sensory room in the town. 

How they were selected

In January we opened up the nominations on our Facebook page.  We asked the people to put forward local charities who they would like to see as the chosen Carnival Charity.

In April, just before the programme goes to print, we count the votes and the four charities with the most votes go forward to the next stage.

We then open the voting on our Facebook page again and ask people to vote.  As well as online voting we collect votes over the Carnival weekend.

The voting closes at 7pm on the Sunday of Carnival and we then combine the votes online with those that have been collected on over the weekend.

Previous Charities


The Zone



Hampshire and Surrey Borders RDA


Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund

Welcome to ‘Chloe’s and Sophie’s Special Ears Fund’. Registered Charity No. 1151263

Wooden Spoon

Starburst Foundation

Charity. Starburst is a registered children’s charity aiming to support children with special needs in the Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire borders.

Fleet Phoenix

Stepping Stones DS

Stepping Stones is a Down syndrome support group in Fleet, providing support for children with Down syndrome and their families in Surrey, Hampshire, Berks

Fleet Pond Society

The Fleet Pond Society is a voluntary group that protects and manages Fleet Pond Nature Reserve. Learn more and find out how you can help Fleet Pond.

Want to get involved or have a question…

Contact Us