Bridgwater Carnival - sponsors' mystery package unveiled this weekend

Bridgwater Mercury: The mystery package is delivered The mystery package is delivered

GERBER Juice, the UK’s largest manufacturer of fruit juice and one of Bridgwater’s biggest employers, has announced its continued support and sponsorship for Carnival 2012.

To celebrate the continuing link between Gerber and Carnival,representatives from Gerber met Bridgwater Carnival committee members to greet the arrival of a mystery package destined for Carnival 2012.

Carnival has raised a staggering £600,000 for local charities and good causes in the last 25 years and Gerber is determined to help increase this figure.

Arriving at Gerber’s UK|headquarters at Express Park, a mystery consignment was carefully unloaded and is now subject to a 24-hour surveillance operation until its|official opening at this year’s Bath & West Show.

Alan Armstead, Gerber Juice’s|logistics manager, said: “We are a local company and recognise the vital role Carnival plays in helping more disadvantaged individuals within the area to overcome|adversity and lead more fulfilling lives. We have the expertise and enthusiasm to make a difference and we can’t wait to let the whole town in on the secret.”

Donations received during the parades have enabled charities to continue their work – recipients include St Margaret’s Hospice, Break 4 Kids, Children’s Hospice South West and Freewheelers.

With this year’s Carnival parade taking place on a Saturday, collections manager Mark Robson is expecting both a record turnout and collection.

He said: “Carnival spectators have been incredibly generous but we hope with our new initiative more and more people will be persuaded to make a small donation.

“A donation of just £1 per person would make a significant difference to the lives of so many.”

The mystery of the box is expected to be unveiled at the Bath & West Show on June 2.

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9:07pm Wed 30 May 12

Bridgy111 says...

Sounds Juicy (ha!)
Sounds Juicy (ha!) Bridgy111
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11:20am Thu 31 May 12

No but seriously says...

I think it would be a good idea to have a ticket raflle on the days leading to the procession with a mystery box, or similiar, the collection,Raffle tickets could be sold for a £1, substantial prizes would have to be made to encourage ticket buyers.
Just a thought.
I think it would be a good idea to have a ticket raflle on the days leading to the procession with a mystery box, or similiar, the collection,Raffle tickets could be sold for a £1, substantial prizes would have to be made to encourage ticket buyers. Just a thought. No but seriously
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2:15pm Thu 31 May 12

mor1matt says...

Harry handsignal is going to jump out of the box
Harry handsignal is going to jump out of the box mor1matt
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8:18pm Thu 31 May 12

MINIME2 says...

No but seriously what a good idea. They need to start making more money. They say 100,000 people visit Bridgwater for the carnival and the amount of collections has not changed much over the years hasnt even reached £30,000 yet.If everyone had put 50p in it should raise £50,000 or am I missing something ?
No but seriously what a good idea. They need to start making more money. They say 100,000 people visit Bridgwater for the carnival and the amount of collections has not changed much over the years hasnt even reached £30,000 yet.If everyone had put 50p in it should raise £50,000 or am I missing something ? MINIME2
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8:54am Fri 1 Jun 12

No but seriously says...

Thank you Minime, i just think that if people thought they could win a good prize, as say with a lottery ticket, that would encourage many to buy a ticket thus making more money for Carnival & the clubs. how altimately this would be done, would be left to the intellects on the Carnival Commitee, who must have thought of such an idea or am i missing something.
Thank you Minime, i just think that if people thought they could win a good prize, as say with a lottery ticket, that would encourage many to buy a ticket thus making more money for Carnival & the clubs. how altimately this would be done, would be left to the intellects on the Carnival Commitee, who must have thought of such an idea or am i missing something. No but seriously
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9:56am Sun 3 Jun 12

Bridgy old Boy says...

I actually do think people give quite generously the unfortunate reality is that probably no where near 100,000 people actually turn up for the Carnival. How do they actually measure the numbers? One year when it was claimed that the crowd was 120,000 I could not believe the figure and rang the Police and they said they did not give the estimate. It is a conundrum on the one hand advertised as the "greatest free show on earth" and the other hand they desperately need your money and want you to pay up.
I actually do think people give quite generously the unfortunate reality is that probably no where near 100,000 people actually turn up for the Carnival. How do they actually measure the numbers? One year when it was claimed that the crowd was 120,000 I could not believe the figure and rang the Police and they said they did not give the estimate. It is a conundrum on the one hand advertised as the "greatest free show on earth" and the other hand they desperately need your money and want you to pay up. Bridgy old Boy
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12:17pm Wed 6 Jun 12

cidreman says...

All the Hype ...and Cost, its a big fake £1 coin
Why didnt Gerber just write out a Cheque for £10,000 give it the Carnival Clubs (Not the Commitee)
All the Hype ...and Cost, its a big fake £1 coin Why didnt Gerber just write out a Cheque for £10,000 give it the Carnival Clubs (Not the Commitee) cidreman
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