Bridgwater Carnival's great for charity, says Richard

Richard Elloway

Richard Elloway

First published in Bridgwater Area News

THIS week, in our series featuring the groups which benefit from Bridgwater Carnival, the Mercury has spoken to a lifetime member of the Youth Hostel Association.

Richard Elloway, right, said collections at Bridgwater Carnival really help charities like the YHA’s in-house charity, Breaks4Kids, which helps provide holidays for disabled and disadvantaged children.

He said: “We collect for carnival and 50% of what we get goes towards the charity, which aims to provide young people with a rich experience in beautiful locations in England and Wales.

“The money’s spread nationally.

“Disadvantaged children go to a youth hostel with friends for an educational experience using outdoor pursuits, such as rock climbing, beach activities and team building.

“Bridgwater Carnival’s a great way to raise awareness of the charity, but I also enjoy raising money for the carnival itself.”

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