Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show

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64th Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show 2017

Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017

President: Mr Colin Fordham
Chairman: Mr Kim Botting
Website: www.carnival.soham.org.uk
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Tel: 01353 624493

Proceeds will be donated to local charities, organisations and groups based within Soham

Enter a Carnival Parade Float!

Brighten & colour the streets of Soham with a Carnival Parade Float at next years Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show 2017. There is no set theme for the parade. Local schools, clubs & businesses in the surrounding area are most welcome to enter. There will be prize money and trophies to be won in a number of categories, such as: Best Club Float, Best School Float, Best Newcomer Float, Best Youth Organisation Float, Best Business Float and Best Float of the Day. All non-prize winning entries will receive £25 for taking part. For more information on how to enter or for help in finding transportation and a trailer please Telephone: 01353 624493 or alternatively E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How to Book a Stall at the Carnival?

If your organisation or business would like to hold a stall at next years Soham Carnival on 29th May 2017, please send your organisation/business name, contact name, telephone number & e-mail address either by post to: Mr Kim Botting, 44 Martins Close, Soham, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5ES or via E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To ensure confirmation that your stall has been booked, please apply no later than Monday 24th April 2017. The cost of each stall is £15 or £10 for a pitch (if you want to provide your own). Please make cheques payable to 'Soham Benevolent Association'. To download a stall booking form please click on the links below:-

64th Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show 2017 - Stall Booking Form
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64th Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show 2017 - Stall Booking Form
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How to Nominate 'Soham Townsperson of the Year 2017

To nominate an unsung hero who you think deserves to be 'Soham Townsperson of the Year 2017' please Telephone 01353 624493 or E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your name, postal address, telephone number and/or e-mail address and the person you would like to nominate and why you think they deserve to win.

64th Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show 2017 - Townsperson Nomination Form
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64th Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show 2017 - Townsperson Nomination Form
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Please Help to Sponsor the Heavy Horse Show 2017

Soham Benevolent Association, the organisers of Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse are currently looking for sponsorship for its popular Heavy Horse Show. The event costs around £2,000 to stage, but sponsorship could be as little as £100 to sponsor a class. If your business would like to help, there will be an opportunity to place an advertising banner or company logo on the main show ground as well as having your company listed as an official sponsor on all the showground posters and programmes which are distributed freely to everyone on the day. If your business would be willing to help, please Telephone: 01353 624493 or alternatively E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your company details and the amount you would like to sponsor.

Heavy Horse Show Schedule 2017
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Heavy Horse Show Entry Form 2017
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Would your organisation benefit from some of the proceeds of the Carnival?

Each year, the proceeds from the Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show are donated to worthy causes within the Soham area. The Carnival Committee are now looking for applications from local organisations and community groups who wish to benefit. If you are interested in applying, please either write to: Mr Kim Botting, 44 Martins Close, Soham, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5ES or alternatively E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining the work you do and what any additional funding will be used for.

A Brief History of The Soham Benevolent Association

The Soham Benevolent Association was formed in 1954 after the success of the first ever Soham Carnival & Heavy Horse Show which was held in 1953 to celebrate the Queen's coronation. The long standing aim of the Association has been to provide a great day out for all the family by organising the annual event whilst also raising funds for local charities. The Carnival was originally held on Whit Bank Holiday Monday which has now been transformed into Spring Bank Holiday Monday, the last Monday in May each year. It has the traditional atmosphere of a country show and the venue, the Recreation Ground, is a particularly pleasant setting.

Over the years since 1953 the entertainment has varied considerably and many thousands of pounds have been donated to a wide range of deserving local causes to benefit the whole community. These include Papworth, Addenbrookes and Newmarket Hospitals, East Anglian Children's Hospices, Arthur Rank Hospice, Soham Staploe Medical Centre, Magpas, Soham Swimming Pool, Ross Peer's Sports Centre, St. Andrew's Primary School, The Weatheralls Primary School, Soham Village College, St. John Ambulance Soham Combined Division, Soham Scouts & Guides, Soham Holiday Playscheme, Soham Association of Commerce & Trade Christmas Light Fund, Chernobyl Children Lifeline East Cambridgeshire Link, Soham Museum Project, Soham On-Line Community Website and many, many more.

The SBA provided the money to pay for the children’s play equipment on the Recreation Ground as well as the Town signs located at Downfields and Townsend, which were made by staff and students from Soham Village College. Golden Jubilee Mugs were given to pupils who attended all the Soham Schools in 2002 and a syringe driver was presented to Nurses from Soham, Fordham and Isleham in memory of Jack and Margaret Ennion, Jack having been a founder member and President for many years.

 

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