House builder agrees to sponsor Attleborough Christmas carnival

Attlebrough Christmas Lights Switch On 2015.

Attlebrough Christmas Lights Switch On 2015. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

Housing developer Taylor Wimpey East Anglia have been thanked after stepping up to sponsor the Attleborough Christmas Carnival for the second year in a row.

Housing developer Taylor Wimpey East Anglia have been thanked after stepping up to sponsor the Attleborough Christmas Carnival for the second year in a row.

The housebuilder – which is currently building homes at its Grosvenor Park development in Attleborough – donated £300 towards the town's annual event, which took place on Saturday, December 6.

Thanks to the donation, every child who visited Santa's grotto at the carnival received a gift-wrapped book to take home.

Karen Pettitt, district councillor for Attleborough and long-term organiser of Attleborough Christmas Carnival, said: 'This year's event was a huge success and we were really pleased with the turnout – we had about 6,000 people attend.

'Taylor Wimpey were one of our main sponsors and their donation meant that every boy and girl received a present from Santa, which was lovely.

'On behalf of the organisers of Attleborough Christmas Carnival, and Breckland Council, I just want to say thank you very much to Taylor Wimpey for their continued support.'

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Other attractions on the day included the town's Christmas lights switch-on, reindeer, a street fair with 70 stalls, a fun fair and a hog roast.

There was also entertainment from the Salvation Army band and Attleborough Infant School choir.

Mrs Pettitt said: 'We have lots of community groups and charities in the town that like to get involved in the carnival.

'It gives them a platform to raise their profile and they can also raise money for worthy causes at the same time.'

The carnival, which is now in its 14th year, costs £2,000 to put on every December.

Mrs Pettitt said: 'If businesses support our local community by helping with events like the carnival, then local people will in turn support the businesses – Attleborough is a thriving town with a good community spirit.'

'It is really good to have Taylor Wimpey building in the town. They do a lot for our community, especially Steve Fulcher, the site manager at Grosvenor Park.'

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