Charitable Donations

The Ringwood Carnival Society would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who took part in our processions and for making 2019 such a fantastic success!  We saw some amazing floats and entries- our judges found it a difficult task to select the winners! Those entries who did win were awarded a cash donation for their chosen charity, school, registered club or society.  Their donations were as follows:

Float Prize Donations:


Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance – Donated by David Lloyd (Ringwood)£300
Margaret Green Animal Rescue – Donated by David Lloyd (Ringwood)£300
Ringwood Junior School PTA – Donated by Poulner Schools£300
Dorset Search & Rescue – Donated by Jim Soloman Family & Friends£200
Friends of Rosewood School – Donated by Jim Soloman Family & Friends£200
Poulner Pre-School£175
Cancer Research UK – Donated by 1st Poulner Scouts£100
Cancer Research UK – Donated by Poulner Players£75
Urban Furniture Perspective£50

Thank you to the general public for generously donating all the pennies in our collection buckets (carried by all those who took part in the processions) in 2019. We have now counted all these pennies and in accordance with the Carnival Constitution, the Ringwood Carnival Executive Committee have now reviewed all applications made and donated funds to the following local charities, organisations and good causes:

Ringwood District Guides
Teddy Bears Pre-School
Ringwood Benefice
Ringwood & F’bridge Lions
Poulner Infant School
Autism Wessex
Ringwood Community First Responders
Toads Cricket Club
Crow Methodist Church
Hants & IOW Air Ambulance
Ringwood Rotary Club
3rd Ringwood Scouts
Ringwood Town Football Club
Going for Bust
Ringwood Junior School
Greyfriars Community Centre
New Forest Sailability
Citizens Advice
Forest FM
Ringwood Camera Club
Acts for Sharing

What’s the donation process?

In accordance with the Carnival’s Constitution; once all the pennies from the Carnival procession penny pots along with other kind donations have been collected and counted, the grand total is formally submitted to the Ringwood Carnival Society’s Accountant.  Once the accounts have been verified, the official surplus figure of funds is submitted to the Ringwood Carnival Executive Committee.  This committee reviews all donation requests submitted throughout the year, and make their final selections from a short list towards the end of the calendar year in readiness to formally donate.

The pennies collected during our processions are for the Ringwood Carnival Society and not to be kept by the procession entries themselves.

Would you like to receive a donation from the Ringwood Carnival?

There are two ways to apply for a donation, simply email us at: or download our donation request form here:

Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists
Oak Mount Care Home
Suckerfish UK Logo - Dorset & Hampshire Web Design
Tiger Communications
Churchill Retirement Living
The Railway
Ringwood Brewery
Allum & Sidaway
GP Commercial Investments
Ringwood Musical & Dramatic Society
Mata Construction
RM Smith Fencing
Donaldson Ross & Co
Anytime Fitness
Sampson Percherons
Ellis Jones Solicitors
Burley's Family Home Care
Hearts at Home Care