Carnival lands sponsorship deal from Arndale owners

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Legal & General, the owners of the Arndale Centre has announced it will be the main sponsor of the Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival for the second year.

The event will be held on Saturday May 31 from 4pm. More than 25,000 spectators are expected to cheer the 50 plus floats and 1,500 walkers along the seafront.

Simon Russian, head of retail development at Legal & General Property, said, “The Eastbourne Carnival is a fantastic event that really brings the community together so we are delighted to play a part in it for the second year.”

Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd, who was responsible for bringing the carnival back to Eastbourne in 2012 after a 15-year-break, said, “We are absolutely thrilled that, once again, Legal & General Property will be our main sponsor for this year’s carnival, a highlight in the town’s summer calendar, that promises to be bigger and better than last year.”

Pageant Master David Cooper said, “The entrants are coming thick and fast and with the funding secured, I just know it’s going to be another superb event.”

The theme for this year’s carnival is Rio by the Sea because the Football World Cup is being held in Brazil.

The route will start at Western Lawns and finish at Princes Park. Anyone who would like to enter the carnival, or volunteer to be a steward should visit www.eastbournecarnival.co.uk