Cromer carnival hands out �2,900 to good causes

A bevy of good causes from lifesavers to youth groups have received handouts from Cromer carnival.

Chairman Tony Shipp gave out cheques totalling more than �2,900 at the annual presentation evening, staged at the Virginia Court Hotel.

He said it had been a good year for proceeds and fund-raising considering there was a recession.

Money handed over went to: Cromer coastguards (�756 for new rucksacks); �550 to the school of gymnastics to equip a kitchen at their headquarters; �500 to Shernigham Ladybird Playgroup, which helps with the carnival park and ride scheme; �500 to Cromer Hospital's renal unit for ice-making equipment, to make cubes for dialysis patients to suck during treatment when they cannot drink fluids; and �100 to the new Sheringham and Cromer Lions club which helped with marshalling at the event.

Mr Shipp said �500 had also been sent to the memorial trust for Red Arrow pilot John Egging who died in a display soon after the team visited Cromer, while there were also small donations made to local organsations includng schools and youth groups who took part in carnival art week.

The 2012 event is now gearing up towards its early events. The picking of the 'royal family' is earlier this year, starting with the selection of the carnival queen at the Cliftonville Hotel on April 27.

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