February 26, 2019
Saturday 19 May 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Pudsey Carnival and this year’s theme ‘Through the years 1988 – 2018’ promises a tribute to its history throughout this time.
Whilst the origins of the carnival actually date back to the 1890’s, it had a number of stop start periods before it was resurrected once again in 1988 by a group of local people.
The fact that this great event has run consecutively for 30 years is testament to the incredible work put in by a dedicated army of volunteers over the years.
Here at Pudsey Legal, we’ve been proud to support the carnival, taking part in a number of weird, wonderful and tiring events and challenges.
Raising money for the Pudsey Live at Home scheme has seen us embark on our Hare & Hounds challenge when our staff (the hounds), starting from the carnival venue on Queens Park, cycled along the canal from Rodley to Skipton and back again chasing the hare (keen marathon runner and Pudsey Legal director, Paul Kaye) as he ran the route with a one-hour start.
The following year we ran a marathon relay around Pudsey on what must have been the hottest day in the history of the Carnival.
We’ve also helped raise money for the British Heart Foundation by taking part in the Pudsey to Paddington cycle challenge – without ever leaving Queen’s Park!
Last year we had great fun with our giant operation game when all the proceeds went to the Pudsey Defibrillator fund.
This year, in honour of the yesteryear theme, we’ll be encouraging the crowds to test their strength with a traditional strongman game, once again raising funds for more defibrillator machines to be installed in and around Pudsey.
See you on the 19th.
Ps. Paul won the Hare & Hounds challenge, although the hounds suspect he must have had outside assistance!
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