Money donated to charities

Recipients from this year's donations with Mayor Alan Roberts and the Carnival Court. Picture by Ion Castro

Recipients from this year's donations with Mayor Alan Roberts and the Carnival Court. Picture by Ion Castro

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THOUSANDS of pounds were donated to charities and community groups by organisers of Hastings Old Town Carnival Week.

More than £4,000 was raised this year for good causes through the annual festivities, which are held in August.

A shield was presented to the RNLI for raising the most money.

The Cutter was given a trophy for collecting the most funds at this year’s Pram Race.

A new cup, The Gary Fellows Cup, was presented by Gary to Harris Woodcock for outstanding support to Old Town Week and the Carnival Association.

Ion Castro, carnival spokesman said: “We had a magnificent turnout for the carnival and for the Pram Race and again for the donations evening. It was great to see so many local organisations benefit and having the donations evening date closer to the carnival has been a great success.”

Some of the groups to benefit from donations this year include the 2nd Hastings Rainbows, 2nd Hastings Brownies, 7th Hastings Scout Group, Kidzone Salvation Army, Triple 20’s Club Salvation Army, Crest Playgroup, Torfield School Fundraising Group, Hastings West Hill Boxing Club, Pulse School of Movement, Gizmo, Dragonflies takes Flight, Hastings Coastal Twirlers, Hastings & St Leonards Lifeguards, Hastings Coastguards, Hastings Gateway Club, Seaview Project, Association of Carers, Hastings Sanctuary Service, Shopmobility Hastings, Hastings & Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind, Hastings Hospital Radio, Rock-a-Nore Football Club, Parchment Trust, Sara Lee Trust, Two Towers Trust, The Fellowship of St Nicholas, Hotshots, Citizen Advice Bureau, and Hastings Samaritans.