Why not have some fun, dress up and get in the Olympic spirit with an entry in this year’s Lord Mayor’s street procession on Saturday 7 July.
If you are in need of inspiration, two previous winners are returning because it’s so much fun!
InTouch Systems have been taking part since 2009, business manager, Caron Temple said; “As a Norwich based business we view the procession as a way of giving back to the community. It’s also great team building for our staff pulling together on a non-work project and a fun way of raising money for local charities.”
InTouch Systems provide IT solutions for business and schools and their previous award-winning pirate float was designed and created by staff and family members in their spare time. “With their help again we are coming up with a brand new float for 2012. I can’t give too much away, but just to say that we will be as noisy as in previous years; we intend to attract lots of attention and collect as much money as possible for this year’s charity.” Caron added.
Previous runners-up and winners the St Edmunds Society have entered for the last six years. Bill Miller from St Edmunds said; “It’s really good fun. It’s also a good way of keeping your presence known and a really positive contribution to the city.”
St Edmunds Society currently offer support and temporary accommodation for men aged over 18 and also run a skills development project delivering construction skills for young people.
The procession theme this year will be the Olympics and without giving away too many secrets, the St Edmunds Society will be using Olympic values and building for the future - focusing on training in construction skills. Bill added; “Our float will see young people aged 14 to 19 practising woodwork, plastering and bricklaying - it should be fun!”
Sixty-one entries last year saw people of all ages on foot and on giant floats winding through the city’s streets, watched by tens-of-thousands cheering people. The council’s culture and events manager, Helen Selleck said; “The procession draws thousands of people into the city. It is a lively, colourful, exciting and entertaining day out for the whole family, enjoyed by all ages.”
For more information on the procession and how to enter, please visit the events page call 01603 212136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for entries is Tuesday 12 June.