Local needs at the heart of the Carnival

Whilst Carnival is of course about bringing together our community and having fun, we're also aiming (with your help!) to raise lots of money allowing us to gift this to local community, societies, clubs and organisations.

In 2016, more than £8k was raised by Woodley Community Carnival which was split between primary beneficiaries, Berkshire multiple sclerosis therapy centre, Me2 club, Camp Mohawk and Woodley pre-school, with the rest being shared among other good causes in the local community.

This year, the carnival raised £10k which again is being split between primary beneficiaries, Wokingham Link Visiting Scheme, Woodley First Responder Group, WADE day centre and Woodley Food Bank, with the rest being shared among other good causes in the local community.

Committee chairman Peter Jacobs said "Making the final decision on each of the primary beneficiaries is always a challenge with so many deserving local good causes'. Nominations for local community, societies, clubs and organisations who support the Woodley community can be made. If selected they would receive a proportion of the funds raised from the 2018 Carnival.

We are keen for our chosen beneficiaries to be involved with the organisation of the carnival, we will ask how you will be able to support us/help on Carnival Day.   e.g. provide Stewards/volunteers, help on the gates or participate in the procession

Please email with the following information.

  • Name of group or organisation
  • State if you are a charity and if so your registered number
  • Contact details: Name, Position, Telephone Number
  • What does your group, charity/organisation do? Who do you help?
  • What will our donation help you to do?
  • Please detail how you think you can help on Carnival Day

The Carnival Chairman will have the final vote on the charities selected.

All nominations for 2018 need to be received by Wednesday 31st Janunary 2018.

Thank you to our Sponsors

The Woodley Community Carnival could not happen without the help of so many people who work tirelessly before, during and after the carnival to help us make it such a special day. We would like to say a massive thank you to our sponsors, advertisers and helpers without whom the carnival could not happen. Thank you for giving us your time and helping make the carnival such a fantastic event, you all know who you are!