Now that the dust has settled from this year's Carnival we are able to let you know that the Organisers....
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St Mary's Village Carnival 2010

Posted on October 7, 2010

This article was published in October 2010. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Now that the dust has settled from this year's Carnival we are able to let you know that the Organisers have been able to donate the magnificent sum of £12,800 - the same total that was achieved in 2009 despite the more difficult economic climate. A massive 'THANK YOU' to everyone who has contributed to this total in any way.

Carnival Donations 1996-2010

As usual, half of the money is for St Mary's Fabric Fund, half of the remainder goes to our principle charity, the Keech Hospice care and the rest has been distributed among local (or locally connected) good causes, in line with commitments resulting from the Carnival or as requested by people in the villages, as follows:

St Mary's Fabric Fund£6,400
Keech Hospice Care£3,200
1st E Bray & Edlesborough Scout Group£100
Age Concern£75
Appledown Rescue£100
Cystic Fibrosis£100
Dunstable Downs Rotary Club (Hospice at Home Volunteers)£50
Dunstable & District Handicapped Typing Club£50
Dunstable Round Table£50
Eaton Bray Lions AFC£125
Eaton Bray Lower School£100
Eaton Bray Methodist Church£50
Eaton Bray Parish Council£75
EB Village Hall£125
EDaN Project£75
Edlesborough Parish Council£75
Expedition - Amy Ryder£225
Expedition - Cody Plaats World Scout Jubilee £75
Expedition - Gemma Johnson World Scout Jubilee£75
Expedition - Jack Blumsom£75
Expedition - James Tate World Scout Jubilee £75
Expedition - Miguel Garcia World Scout Jubilee £75
Expedition - Nick Marshall World Scout Jubilee£75
Expedition - Sara Fisher World Scout Jubilee£75
Expedition - Matthew Johnson World Scout Jubilee £75
Hospice of St Francis at Berkhamsted.£125
Lionheart Explorer Group£150
MK Macintyre Home£125
Police Charity Fund - Beds£100
Police Charity Fund - Thames Valley£100
Salvation Army£50
St John's Ambulance£300
Stray Cat Rescue£50
Taskers Row Sheltered Housing Scheme£75

Over the past 15 years St Mary's Village Carnival has raised almost £150,000 for local good causes, with 124 organisations / good causes receiving money.

The Organising Committee have already started making preparations for next year's Carnival which, as usual, will take place on the first Saturday in July - 2 July 2011 - when the theme will be 'Pirates'.

If you would like to suggest a principle charity for next year or have ideas or offers for the event please contact Gordon Gray via the website -

Hopefully we'll see you there.

Source: St Mary's Village Carnival

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