2017 Cheddleton Carnival on Saturday, August 12

IT’S that time of year again when Cheddleton Carnival springs into action to continue its ongoing incredible generous support for Cancer Research UK.

Expect another big cheque to be handed over by the retiring queen – Victoria Sheldon – to a representative from the charity at this Saturday’s event.

The village carnival, which began 74 years ago, has now raised more than £1 million for Cancer Research UK.

Last year a cheque for more than £70,000 was presented to the charity by retiring queen Paige Whittingham, which resulted in the organising committee passing the seven-figure milestone.

This year’s queen is Niamh Corden Le-Petit who will lead the procession of colourful floats from Harrison Way at 1pm and on through the village to the carnival field at Ashcombe Park Cricket Club in Basford Bridge Lane.

The family event will as usual include a host of activities, stalls, entertainment and displays for all visitors to enjoy.

This year’s attractions include Longton Scout and Guide Band and the Genesis Theatre Group.

The carnival will officially open at 2.30pm and be followed by the crowning of the new queen.

Admission costs £4 for adults and £1 for children.