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This year's Oxted Carnival Princess Zinnia and Prince Ethannd (both Holland Junior School pupils) will be joined in the parade around town on July 1 (noon) by Oxted's Rio Paralympics gold medal winner Anne Dickins. Anne will be officially opening the carnival on Master Park (see below).

This year the theme is 'Orrible Histories as a nod to the popular BBC children's TV programme and many fantastic entries for the street procession have already been received. After the procession, there will be a large and diverse line-up of entertainment on the main stage, fairground rides for the younger ones and local businesses and organisations holding stalls for everyone to enjoy.

The carnival's chosen charity for 2017 is The Breck Foundation. Breck Bednar was a 14 year old boy, from Caterham, who loved technology and online gaming. He was groomed via the internet and murdered on 17 February 2014 by someone he met online. This foundation has been set up in his memory to help other young people enjoy playing online but crucially to be aware of some simple rules to stay safe.

We are thrilled to announce that this year, Oxted Carnival has the amazing Anne Dickins MBE joining us to officially open the carnival proceedings. Anne is a Gold medal winning Paralympian. She is also a Mum and a local physiotherapist.

As well as winning gold for paracanoeing at the Rio Paralympics, she holds the world record for the 200m sprint and has won two World Championships and three European Championships since she started competing for Great Britain in 2013 - inspirational to say the least and a great role model to our local school children.

Once again we are excited to be on the run up to The Oxted Carnival 2017. The OCC (Oxted Carnival Committee) has been working hard to deliver another great day for the local community to come together, have a great, colourful, entertaining and fun day raising money for our local charities.

So come along and join us on Saturday 1st July at Master Park in Oxted. The Procession starts at 12 midday and rolls through the town - back in time for fun and refreshments in the park throughout the afternoon. If anyone can spare time to volunteer and help us on the day, they would be incredibly welcome.

 

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