Don’t miss the Ilfracombe Lions Carnival on Sunday, August 27

Are you all geared up for Ilfracombe Carnival? Picture: Tony GussinAre you all geared up for Ilfracombe Carnival? Picture: Tony Gussin

Ilfracombe Carnival roars back into action this Sunday with participants urged to help take the event 'to another level'.

Organisers Ilfracombe and District Lions Club are staging the carnival for a third year and have promised even more and bigger prizes for entrants.

It sets off at 6pm from Hillsborough car park by the swimming pool and makes it way down the High Street, Wilder Road and finishes at Broad Street in the harbour.

Ilfracombe Lions would like to thank Ilfracombe Co-operative and its customers for donating more than £1,000 to help with the cost, while Ilfracombe Holiday Park has given £400 towards prizes.

Ilfracombe Carnival 2016. Picture: Tony GussinIlfracombe Carnival 2016. Picture: Tony Gussin

Other organisations and many High Street traders have donated cups, prize money or services.

Lions president Steve Ashton said: "We believe the carnival is an important family friendly event in the town's calendar that can only help to enhance Ilfracombe reputation as a great UK holiday destination.

"We cannot thank our supporters enough for all their support. In addition to the much-needed money we have received many offers of help from other organisations such as Rotary, Round Table and Compass. We could not manage the event without them.

"We have been given a great opportunity and if we work together we can to take the Carnival to another level. We really hope that individuals, families and organisations will want to get behind us; because there are many ways to get involved as participants, sponsors or just helpers."

Ilfracombe Carnival 2016. Picture: Tony GussinIlfracombe Carnival 2016. Picture: Tony Gussin

The Lions hope to raise at least £2,000 this year for local good causes.

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Ilfracombe Carnival 2016. Picture: Tony GussinIlfracombe Carnival 2016. Picture: Tony Gussin