LAST week’s popular Pershore Carnival raised more than £1,700 for charity – the highest amount in the event’s history.
The event, which attracted at least 13,000 people to the town in the fun-filled day long event on Monday (May 26), raised a total of £1,784.
The record high funds raised will be split between the carnival’s two chosen charities Midlands Air Ambulance and Acorns
Pershore Carnival chairman Colin Shepherd said: “I sincerely say to all who supported the carnival on the day and leading up to it a very big and sincere thank you.”
A presentation of the funds handed over to each charity will take place in the near future.
Mr Shepherd also hit back at criticism of the carnival made on social networking websites which claimed the fireworks at the event were ‘too loud’.
“To those who have criticised that the fire works being too loud the procession being to slow. Could I remind them that what do fireworks do. Would they like the lorries to go faster with their son, daughter or grandchild being on the back of a vehicle?
“To go faster and put them in danger, I don’t think so.
“Yes, there are always ways to improve but those of you who think they can do better and only find fault, please think again.”
The carnival committee meet again in July to start planning for next year’s event.