An appeal to help cover the costs of running this year’s Pudsey Carnival parade is more than half way towards meeting its total.
As reported last week, the carnival is run each year by a group of dedicated volunteers. But this year the police have stopped their support of the parade, which runs from Queens Park and through the town centre.
This means organisers are having to employ a private traffic management company at a cost of £1,500 to manage the roads around Pudsey on carnival day.
Event organiser Simon Seary has set up a Justgiving page where people can donate to help make the parade happen.
Organisers are hoping to raise £1,000 towards the £1,500 cost of running the parage – and donations from local residents and businesses have so far led to more than £600 being raised.
Carnival organisers are now calling for more donations – no matter how small – to contribute towards the additional costs.
You can pledge your support here.