Tenby Firefighters are appealing for prize donations from local businesses towards their fundraising ‘Open Day’ next month, held on the morning of the popular annual carnival parade organised for the seaside town.

Prizes can be given to a firefighter if you know them or dropped off at the fire station on South Parade on Tuesday, July 25 between 7 and 9 pm or on Tuesday, August 1, the day before the Tenby Firefighters Carnival, again between 7 and 9 pm.

Tenby Firefighters Carnival one of the highlights of the summer in the seaside town, is back next month, with organisers vowing to make it the biggest one yet!

The charitable carnival (which will take place on Wednesday, August 2) always has a special place in the resort’s calendar and never fails to capture the imagination of the crowds that line the route of the procession or the numerous floats and fancy dress competitors taking part, and once again, the main recipient of the money raised by Tenby’s dedicated band of firefighters during the course of the day will be the Firefighters Charity.

The spectacular Carnival Parade will undoubtedly be the highlight of a fun-packed day of events for all the family to enjoy, which starts with the ‘open day’ at 10 am held at Tenby’s Fire Station along South Parade, featuring fire safety demonstrations throughout the day, as well as activities, fair rides, stalls, refreshments, and a grand raffle. There will also be an educational appliance situated in Tudor Square throughout the day.

This will be followed by the fantastic Carnival Parade of floats, walking class fancy dress and other vehicles of interest, setting off around 5.15 pm from Tenby Train Station, proceeding via Warren Street, South Parade, Belmont Arch, Lower Frog Street, St. George Street, Tudor Square, and St. Julian Street, before finishing at the harbour, where the awards for the best in class are given.

“The open day is always a buzz of activity at the station and is a great way for us to raise awareness about fire safety and also raise as much money as possible for the firefighters charity,” said Carnival chairman Rhys Thomas.

“Whether injured, ill or in need of psychological support, the charity exists to support the everyday heroes of the UK fire community.

“There will be plenty of fire safety demonstrations throughout the day, as well as activities, stalls and refreshments. We will also be running our grand raffle. As usual, we are appealing to local businesses and residents for donations of prizes for the Fire Station raffle on our Open day’ August 2.

“In addition, we are also appealing for donations from local businesses who would like to pledge a financial donation. If anyone can donate it would be much appreciated,” he added.

Main sponsor of the ever-popular event is Tenby House Hotel, with sponsorship also from Tredeml Print Design Studio and Printers, Jago, Qube, CK Roofing and The Normandie.