Gary with the Carnival Court
Gary with the Carnival Court

Whitstable Town Chairman, Gary Johnson (pictured), between the Whitstable Carnival Court (Miss Whitstable Tia Mapp & Princesses Georgia Euden & Lauren Mackenzie) in celebration of the Community Business Award presented to him at the weekend at the Eve of Carnival rally in front of 250 plus guests including Regional Courts from around East Kent, distinguished guests & local business owners.

The award presented (The Alistair Scoones Memorial Shield) was in recognition of the services & support both the Chairman & all at the Club provided given their homing of the ‘Court Trailer’, generosity & overall support of the Whitstable Carnival Association not to mention  the willingness & flexibility of Johnson. Gary commented: ‘this was a most welcome & unexpected surprise; I & all at the Club are determined to develop closer relationships with the local & business community, this is just rewards for the Club as we continue to promote closer relationships as we take the Club forward. It’s as much as we do off the park as we do on it’.

The Club were also present alongside the Whitstable Carnival Float as it proceeded through the town, by members of the Kent Youth League Under 18 Team Members. Other recent community successes also include the sponsorship attained via local entrepreneur Binny Amin of Budgens of Whitstable whom met Gary at a business networking event & was impressed by his desire, ambition & plans to promote & move the club forward realizing a great local partnership opportunity.

Whitstable Town will continue to work closely with the Carnival Association; another award connected to the Club was an individual award presented to David ‘Oscar’ Evans in recognition of his ongoing support and assistance over time.