"Watching the children's pride and excitement is a real reward for the hard work that goes into the parade over the year."
We need your skills and talents!
Where do we need help?
Our field preparation team need help putting out the field decorations and marking out the stage on the day of the event.
We always needs assistants for our very popular and busy lantern making workshop. This involves helping children and adults to put together a lantern ahead of the main parade event.
There's actually a lot of organisational work that goes on behind the scenes on the run up to the event, for example organising our garage that stores our kit. We have a lot of stuff and very limited space - so it's a bit of an art-form!
We can never have enough large and exciting lantern pieces for the parade. You could come and volunteer to help out at a lantern making workshop in one of the schools or even just make your own at home to bring along on the day. The lanterns really make the parade, so making a lantern is really a great and fun way to support the event.
We are always looking for static marshals to keep the walkers safe on the route. It's a very straight forward role and you'll be fully briefed on the day.
Join our team of artists. The parade needs artists to keep growing and staying fresh.
If you can make a regular commitment to attend a few meetings throughout the year then you might like to join the core organisers team who oversee the event as a whole and ensure that the parade is put on to a high standard.
The parade is nothing without a good fundraiser. We are always in need of someone with expertise in this area.