WORCESTER Carnival is set to make a colourful return to the city this July and preparations are already well underway.

Saturday, July 6, is the date set for this year’s event, with the traditional carnival parade planned to go along the now established circular route starting and ending at Pitchcroft.

There will also be stalls, sports activities, music and a children’s fair.

Last year’s event raised more than a £1,000 for the chosen charity, Worcester Play Council, and this year organisers hope even more money can be raised for a new charity that carnival supporters are being invited to nominate.

A statement by the organisers said: “Worcester Carnival is made up of a small but dedicated team of nine people from all backgrounds.

“We have been delighted with the 2017 and 2018 carnivals and are looking forward to an even bigger and better carnival 2019.

“We were amazed to see the amount of floats and walking groups in previous years and we are looking forward to seeing a range of community, youth groups and local businesses participating.

“2019’s theme will be ‘The World of Books’ – which we hope will provide plenty of fuel for your imagination.”

Trevor King, from the carnival committee, added: “We spent a long time considering who should be our chosen charity (last year) and were pleased to select Worcester Play Council who support locally based community groups and organisations.”

Anyone wanting to nominate a charity needs to visit the Carnival’s website worcester-carnival.co.uk, before the deadline of March 29.

Anyone interested in having a float or stall, or sponsoring the event, is asked to email info@worcester-carnival.co.uk.

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