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Warm – and winning lots of trophies!

The residents at Hampshire Greyhound Rescue will be more snug and warm in their kennels this winter – thanks to the generous donations of Andover residents on Carnival Day back in July. David Woods from Hampshire Greyhound’s told the Carnival team that they have already had new double glazed windows put in to replace the old single glazing, “which has helped to improve the comfort of our Greyhounds no end as it’s much warmer than it used to be.”

They are also keen to get some new lighting and additional heating put into the kennels “if we can find an electrician who can quote a sensible price to do the work. All the kennels have foam insulation under the beds, and once the electrics have been done, there’ll be insulation going on top of all the kennels too, which will help keep them snug through the winter.”

Oblivion Dance has also had great success when they went to competition in Essex, returning with a host of trophies. With new outfits and coach travel funded by their £2000 donation from The Andover Carnival, four of their dance crews walked away with glittering trophies and group placings from first to fourth.

Last Sunday also saw Oblivion Recall win at competition here, at home at the Lights in Andover, where again the money raised by the Carnival paid for extra crew dance training sessions and the outfits they wore for the competition. Tanya Tuson, from Oblivion added, “We also have a show coming up in January and we are in the process of buying 100 children dance outfits. It’s been amazing that all of the children from Oblivion are benefitting from the money you gave us.” She added that she would like to thank the people of Andover “for the wonderful donation once again.”

Applications have now closed and the Carnival team is in the process of making the very difficult decision as to who is going to be a beneficiary in 2015 and will make the announcement early in the new year.

Andover Carnival Pancake Race

Once again, it’s that time of year for the Andover Carnival Pancake race supported by ‘The Breeze Andover.

You will need to be registered by 11.45 am ready for a warm up before the race starts at 12 Noon. This event will take place on Tuesday 17th February 2015.

We are offering local companies, businesses and organisations a chance to enter a team of four employees to take part in this fun relay race which will be the distance from the Newbury Building Society office to Millets.

There are prizes to be won and the opportunity to have custody of the Winner’s Trophy for a whole year.

It will cost just £20 to enter a team and all proceeds raised will be presented to the Andover Carnivals local charities for 2015.

Full information about this event is enclosed together with an entry form.

We very much hope that your company or business will be able to take part and support these local charities. Completed application forms should be sent to:

Andover Carnival. Suite 12, Andover House, George Yard, Andover. SP10 1PB.
(For the attention of lris Andersen, Pancake Race.)

All entries need to be in by 13th February 2015.

lf you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact lris Andersen on:
Mob: 07880814737
Email: iris.stmary@aol.co.uk

lf not, we look forward to seeing you there.
Yours sincerely, lris Andersen. Patron of the Andover Carnival.