Bridport Community Carnival has raised hundreds of pounds for charity and community groups.

Organisers branded the event a ‘great success’ as they presented Bridport Musical Theatre Company (BMTC) with a £500 cheque.

Additionally, Bridport Foundry won £100 for having the ‘Best Float’ in the procession which they asked to be donated to charity and the money was subsequently donated to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance (DSAA).

The carnival presentation evening also gave organisers ‘the chance to say a heartfelt thank you to those who helped support the events with their much-needed practical help.’

A spokesperson for Bridport Community Carnival said: “Despite everyone’s efforts, the events only just broke even this year, as costs from road Closures and insurance, as well as the everyday costs of security and medical attendance have all increased substantially.

“The feedback received has indicated that the Carnival was deemed a great success this year, and it is hoped that its success can be built on for 2024 - It was a bigger and better carnival than we’ve had in years.”

Organisers are asking people to mark the weekend of August 17 – 18 in their calendars for next year’s big event.

The Mayor, Cllr Dave Bolwell attended the evening alongside his wife, Bridget, as well as Bridport Royalty Attendants and representatives from DSAA and BMTC.

Other winning entries included Bridport Scouts for Best Youth Under 11, Kelcis Dance Academy for Best Youth under 18, Inferno CC  for Walking One-Three, Forest (Finger Print Dance) for Walking Four Or More, Bridport Hospital for Decorated Non-Motor, and Sonic Sunshine for Mini Float/ Mobility Scooter.