Whitley Stimpson sponsors Witney Carnival

Jul 11, 2017

Whitley Stimpson, who also sponsored Witney’s Libfest and World Poohsticks Championships, were this weekend delighted to support the Witney Carnival.

Hosted at The Leys and organised by the Witney Lions Club, the Rotary Club of Witney, the Witney Round Table and the Witney RAF Air Cadets, the carnival was enjoyed by people of all ages on a bright and sunny day in Oxfordshire. The event has been running since 1928, but came to halt following the outbreak of WW2, before it was resurrected in 1988.

Whitley Stimpson

The day’s theme was ‘Heroes and Villains’ and the people of Witney certainly did not disappoint when it came to dressing for the occasion. The opening procession through town saw appearances from characters of the Star Wars and the Marvel Universes, as well as the emergency services and armed forces. There was also a lifesize replica of the 1989 Batmobile.


When the procession reached The Leys, there was plenty for guests to get involved with including the Witney Carnival Dog Show, delightful craft stalls, delicious food and drink and exciting live music. There was also the Donkey Derby, which Whitley Stimpson entered six donkeys to: The Bookkeeper, Pay Me Pal, Profit, Loss, Debit and Credit. It was Profit who emerged victorious, winning the Whitley Stimpson Cup.

Luke Wiseman, who is part of the accountancy’s Witney team, attended the day and was keen to express his thoughts. He said: “The Witney Carnival has always been a fantastic family day out and this year was no exception. It was great to see so many local businesses and organisations getting involved in the procession, which was spectacular as always.

“The Donkey Derby, which we were pleased to sponsor, was well attended throughout the day and people were constantly queuing up for donkey rides between the races.

“It was a great day, the kids loved it, the weather was brilliant and there were even dancing Darth Vaders and the Batmobile! It was great to be involved in another one of Witney’s community events.”

Whitley Stimpson, who also have offices in Banbury, Bicester and High Wycombe, have been supporting local events like the Witney Carnival for over 86 years.

For more information on the day, please click here to go to the website.

To speak to Luke Wiseman about the event, please email lukew@whitleystimpson.co.uk