Preparations were well underway for Soham Carnival 25th May 2020.
The traditional Heavy Horse Show, Parade of Floats, Team Mad, Max Headroom Band, Soham Village College Samba Band and a special performance from Haydn and the Deuces – Haydns Law #wearahelmet along with all of the other traditional attractions were all booked and ready to go!
Due to the recent outbreak of Covid 19, the organisers, Soham Benevolent Association, have decided to postpone the Carnival for now.
Kim Botting – Chairman, states: “We’ve had to make the decision now rather than wait as none of us know the outcome of this virus. We have spoken to most of our attractions, performers’ and stall holders and they have agreed to hold their contracts for now. We don’t have a new date as yet, but as soon as we know we will put information on our Facebook page and website and through the local media platforms.
One thing we would still like to ask people to do, is to please sign up to Haydn’s law #wearahelmet petition as were going to be promoting that heavily at this years’ carnival. Haydn was looking forward to performing ‘Wake me up when September ends’ live at the Carnival as music is helping his recovery from his brain injury -please sign up at: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300165?fbclid=IwAR0fAuB39R2pyk5QczJbYFyMX8FSHsCZixNxEJ98pj0KuUtUPm_CohPtihQ
We send our best to everyone. Stay safe!”
Press release from Soham Benevolent Association