Carnival committee warn of rogue collectors

Look out for official carnival collectors such as youngster Joshua Denning

LYME Regis Regatta & Carnival Committee has warned supporters to look out for rogue collectors at its events this week. 

The committee were disappointed to find a rouge collector at its Walk of Light event on Sunday evening, pretending to collect donations for Regatta & Carnival Week, which donates all profits to local good causes.

As the packed programme of family events continues this week, organisers have warned members of the public to only give to official collectors.

Regatta & Carnival Committee collectors, like Joshua Denning pictured above, will always be wearing an official carnival lanyard with their name, and official carnival tabor (unless very hot weather) and will be carrying an official sealed, yellow carnival bucket.

A member of the committee said: “If you see someone you feel does not look official please tell one of the Regatta & Carnival team (all wearing lanyards and/or carnival tabards). Together we can stop the rogue collectors, thank you.”

The public is also being asked to support Regatta & Carnival Week by purchasing merchandise such as glow sticks at this week’s evening events from the committee, rather than from street traders, as this money will go towards local good causes.

More volunteers are needed to carry collection buckets at the Regatta & Carnival Week firework display on Thursday, August 9.

Could you give an hour of your time to help Regatta & Carnival Team?

Collection buckets will be issued from the Jubilee Pavilion on Marine Parade at 9.30pm. Those interested in helping should contact

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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