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Could you spare a few hours to volunteer Weymouth Carnival? (From Dorset Echo)

Could you spare a few hours to volunteer at Weymouth’s biggest summer event?

Organisers are appealing for volunteers for this year’s Weymouth Carnival in efforts ensure it runs smoothly.

The fast approaching two-day event will be held on Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday August 16 and organisers are hoping the sunny weather sticks around.

The team is looking for volunteers to give their time for either a few hours or the whole day to ensure the day is even bigger and better than last year.

Stacey Follan, manpower lead at Weymouth Carnival said: “I am looking for anyone that would like to be apart of helping the Carnival run smoothly.

“We need people to help set up early, marshals for the torchlight parade on the Tuesday and the parade on Wednesday, raffle ticket and programme sellers, help with the procession set up and close down and much more.

“If you could do a few hours or even a whole shift we would be extremely grateful. Water is available throughout the day and food vouchers will be given to anyone that does a whole shift.

“Training will be given prior to the event to make sure you are well prepared.

“We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, team players – aged 16 plus – who want to be apart of the town’s biggest yearly event.

“If you have any questions, would like any more information or want to sign up, please contact me.”

Earlier this year organisers confirmed the return of the Red Arrows.

Although the world-famous RAF aerobatic display team has not yet published its flying schedule for this year, carnival chairman Ryan Hope said a letter had been received confirming the Weymouth appearance on the Wednesday.

The ‘Reds’ are one of the highlights of the carnival and Weymouth Bay provides the ideal display arena.

Kicking off the first day of the carnival, there will be sports and games and live music on the beach.

On the Wednesday there will be all the usual attractions, air displays including the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a third display, depending on sponsorship.

The grand procession will be held in the evening and Mr Hope says following feedback, the route will change direction, going from Lodmoor to Weymouth Pavilion.

Mr Hope added that due to increased costs associated with the carnival last year, the event ‘only just broke even’ meaning there was a minimal amount to distribute to good causes. He is hoping that this year will be different and there will be more money to distribute.

To volunteer email Stacey at [email protected] and for any other information visit


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