A head for heights? Carnival Queens take on sponsored tree climb

A group of girls and boys – who will be performing on and around Ryde’s Carnival Queens float at all the Island Carnivals this year – will be taking part in the fundraising climb on Monday 3rd July at Appley Park in Ryde.

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Liz shares details of this latest news from Ryde. Ed


Ryde Carnival Queens’ Team are going up in the world and while they have a great time tree climbing, they’re hoping hit new heights with fundraising.

We were delighted when Abi Fox from Goodleaf Tree Climbing agreed to organise a sponsored tree climb to help us in our fundraising efforts.

Goodleaf have been around for 12 years and is run by Paul McCathie who is an experienced arborist,

“We’re delighted to be helping out” said Abi and when it comes to the fundraising “we should be working together.”

The royal climb
Most of our Queens’ Team – the group of girls and boys who will be performing on and around Ryde’s Carnival Queens float at all the Island Carnivals this year – will be taking part on Monday 3rd July from 6-8pm at Appley Park in Ryde.

It will be a busy weekend for the Queens’ Team as on Saturday 1st July they will be performing in the Mardi Gras parade in Ryde. But you can be sure that the Team is looking forward to it.

As one of the young people said:

“I’ve never done anything like this before. I’m really excited about it and about the views from up there.”

Need to raise £10,000
Liz Allen, Chairman of Ryde Carnival Association, said:

“We expect it to cost us about £15,000 to put on this year’s Ryde Carnivals and we need to raise about £10,000 to make sure our Carnivals will take place again next year.

“I’m really proud of our Queens’ Team who, as well as rehearsing every week, are determined to get involved in our fund-raising activities. You can support them on the evening at Appley Park or by making a donation in the Ryde Carnival collecting tins at the kiosk in the Co op Ryde or at McColls, Union St.”

Friday, 16th June, 2017 7:26am

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