Crowds flock to Bridlington Lions Club carnival

Bridlington Lions Carnival & Car Boot Sale 2013 - Manning the Lions Soft toy tombola are John Taylor, Ken and Heather Taylor & Harry Simpson.
Bridlington Lions Carnival & Car Boot Sale 2013 - Manning the Lions Soft toy tombola are John Taylor, Ken and Heather Taylor & Harry Simpson.

Thousands of people turned out to enjoy Bridlington Lions Club’s summer carnival and car boot sale.

It is estimated around 9,000 visitors from all over Yorkshire came along to the event on the cliff top between Limkiln Lane and Sewerby on Sunday 4 August.

A host of entertainment - including performances by the Makora Morris Dancers, Red Admirals and Magic Mal the magician, was on offer as well as fair ground rides, giant car boot sale and charity stalls.

Proceeds from the event will go towards charities supported by the Lions.

The new Lions president, Eileen Sunderland, said: “It was a busy day and we certainly attracted a large crowd, the car boot section was particularly well attended.”

The last of the car boot traders packed up at around 5.30pm, and after a 6am start for many, it was a long day of fundraising.

“I think we can safely say it was another success for Bridlington Lions,” said Eileen.

She said: “The money will be put into our various charities and allocated to needy causes over the course of the year.

“Everyone knows that whatever we raise goes back into the town. It is fundraising, like the carnival, that enables us to continue our work in the community.

“Being the new president I did actually do a little opening of the carnival. Part of my speech included thanking all the stalls because without them we couldn’t put this event on and to thank all the visitors and holiday makers for coming.”

The Bridlington Lions are a voluntary organisation and for more information about their work visit www.bridlingtonlions.org.uk