Bexhill-based insurance broker Hastings Direct will be the lead sponsor of this year’s Bexhill Carnival for the third year running.
Last year more than 35,000 residents took part in a week of fun, which culminated in a carnival procession which featured more than 45 fantastic colourful floats.
Organisers hope this year’s carnival will be even bigger and better as last year’s event did not include any schools and four local schools have already registered to be part of this year’s procession.
This year’s carnival week will be held from Saturday July 18 to Saturday July 25 and the theme is Superheroes and Villains, which the organisers hope will be reflected throughout the celebrations.
Gary Hoffman, the CEO of Hastings Direct, said: “As Bexhill’s largest employer, we are proud to be sponsoring such a prestigious and fun event.
“Our staff and their families were really supportive of last year’s events, being part of It’s a Knockout, assisting as marshals, as well as leading the carnival procession with our float.”
Nim Whitmarsh, the chairman of Bexhill Carnival: “We would like to thank Hastings Direct for its continued sponsorship and volunteer support that its staff donate in helping us to man and stage many of the carnival events.
“We expect to have another busy year with some big highlights, especially for Party in the Park.
“We are still looking for co-sponsors to try and keep carnival week free for the community, so please get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can help in 2015.”