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27 October, 2012
Cancer Support & Awareness Carnival
St Helena Cancer Support and Awareness street Carnival 2012
The Carnival making its way down Jamestown, going past Barracks Square

Kimberley Yon-Roberts, SHBC

On Saturday the 27 October many gathered at the hospital in Jamestown, the starting point of the carnival, a street dance to raise funds and awareness of cancer, organised by the ‘Cancer Awareness and Support’ group.

An array of colours and costumes could be seen in all areas notably the colour pink, there were numerous butterflies, bees, fairies and clowns that also could be seen amongst the crowd.

Street Carnival on St Helena Island for Cancer Support & Awareness charity

The crowd grew much bigger as the three thirty mark grew closer; those taking part were finishing off their outfits, getting their faces painted and mingling with friends in small groups.
After co organiser Pamela Roberts handed out the collection tins for public donation, the procession began a little after three thirty with a Basil Read truck, the sole source of the music, leading the way.  All gathered at St. Johns church, and were met by onlookers; several members of the public peered out through their windows, outside their doors and were jotted along the road taking pictures leading to lower Jamestown.  On the bridge was where the larger crowds could be seen, to support and welcome the dancers.  The carnival concluded at the Grand Parade, and the day continued with students performing routine dancers from Pilling Primary, St. Pauls, Harford, Prince Andrew and staff from the Basil Read Company concluded the show.  Various stalls and food were also on sale and the music provided by DJ Colin Peters continued till the early evening. 

Full report and photos in the Sentinel, 1 November 2012 



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