It was laughter in the rain and princesses in plastic ponchos as the rain ran from dismal drizzle to torrential torrents. But the downpours did not dampen the spirit of Dunmow’s annual carnival on Saturday, September 16, when 55 floats, three bands and imaginative walking groups processed through the town all waving buckets to collect money for good causes.
Promising to be one of the best free days out ever, the Dunmow Carnival, always held on the third Saturday in September (September 16 this year) has fireworks, a procession and 10 hours of non-stop entertainment. This year’s theme is Dunmow Through the Ages. The programme will go through the doors of 6,000 homes in Dunmow and the surrounding villages. This year, as well as the fun in the Recreation Ground, there will be The Rhythm and Balls Circus Club demonstrations.
Three children with disabilities will benefit from this year’s annual charity golf day on September 13, held by the family funeral director, Daniel Robinson and Son in Great Dunmow. Last year, the event raised £40,000 for youngster Lenny Pyne to go towards his intensive physiotherapy which is not funded on the NHS. Lenny’s one aim was to “walk like his friends”.
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