The hard work and dedication of a team from the Giggetty housing estate paid off at the weekend, when its pirate-themed float scooped second prize at this year’s Wombourne Carnival.
The Giggetty Residents Group, supported by South Staffordshire Housing Association (SSHA), spent six weeks preparing for the 2010 Carnival, which they entered for the first time. The float was decorated by children from the estate who spent every Saturday leading up to the big day painting and decorating the scenery.
More than 30 children aged between 3 and 17 years old dressed as fairies and pirates to suit this year’s ‘Myths and Legends’ theme, and accompanied the team on the float around the village. The Carnival procession is a major part of the annual event, which involves a number of schools and voluntary organisations. The floats are judged by the Chair of the Parish Council, Barry Bond.
Laura Hart, from South Staffordshire Housing Association, which develops and manages homes in the local area, comments: “This is a massive achievement for the Giggetty Residents Group, and one of a number of projects the group is involved in which have a positive impact. It is a great success story about a community coming together, enjoying themselves and achieving a great result. We congratulate the entire team on their hard work.”