Kirsty Pearce, who co-manages the popular community group New Addington Pathfinders, said plans were already under way to ensure a “successful” People’s Carnival at Milne Park this summer.
But she feared the event, which will take place over the weekend of June 12 and 13, would be on a smaller scale than previous years without an increase in funds.For once, she isn’t demanding taxpayer funding. Yet.
The Carnival’s organizing committee has so far raised about £4,500 to stage this year’s festivities - less than half of its £10,000 target.Well, let this be a lesson in ‘you get what you pay for’.
Ms Pearce said: "We can put a carnival on with less, but it's not as good. We don't want the negativity of people saying, 'It's not as good as it used to be'.
"We're saying, put your money where your mouth is.”But what you’ve failed to consider is that that might be just what they have done, Kirsty..?
If every one of New Addington’s 8,000-or-so households donated just £1 to the carnival, the fundraising target would be easily reached, Ms Pearce said.So every household should contribute to a carnival they might not want to visit? Have you thought of going into politics, Kirsty?