Thousands expected to defy weather for Martlets Hove Carnival

Posted On 26 May 2014 at 2:49 pm

Thousands of people were expected to turn out for the Martlets Hove Carnival despite a dismal weather forecast.

Rain – heavy at times – looked likely to keep the crowds thinner than usual but not to dampen everyone’s enthusiasm.

As well as the usual funfair, those who braved the elements could expect a dog show, zumba demo, street dance displays and dog and duck herding.

The organisers planned to mark the end of the carnival with a memory balloon release.

The event is still widely known as Hove Lions Day – and the Hove Lions Club charity still helps to organise the day.

It runs from noon to 6pm. Entry is free.

The next big fundraiser for the Martlets Hospice in Hove is the annual Martlets Midnight Walk when about a thousand women are expected to take to the streets of Brighton and Hove.

It is the biggest money raising event of the year for the hospice charity and takes place this year on Friday 13 June.

 

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