St George’s Day parade could return to Crawley town centre in 2016

By Crawley News  |  Posted: December 05, 2015

  •  DRESSED UP: Youngsters dressed as dragons at a previous parade in Crawley town centre

A ST George’s Day parade could return to Crawley town centre in 2016 after the event had to be cancelled this year.

 The celebration, held in Crawley since 2012, usually involves morris dancers and children dressed as dragons and knights marching through the town centre.

But this year it had to be cancelled due to family reasons affecting half of the six-person committee running the parade.

An online “crowdfunding” page had also been set up to try and raise £5,000 towards the cost of running the event, but only £20 was donated. For a thrilling winter break visit the Icehotel! Set deep in the Arctic Circle, this hotel offers a winter escape packed full of winter activities, Swedish cuisine and, if you’re fortunate, the northern lights…

An AGM has been held and a decision made to start planning for next year’s parade and to work to bring more volunteers onboard.Richard Miller, chair of the society organising the parade, said: “The parade has helped to give a more positive view of Crawley and has marked a contrast with the events that take place in Brighton each year around St George’s Day.

It has been decided that a parade was worth organising again and could be held in 2016 if enough volunteers come forward to help organise and manage the parade.”As well as about ten people being needed to help organise it, we also need help to build funding and sponsorship, to develop a stronger web presence and carry out basic administration.”

Anyone interested in helping can contact Mr Miller by email at

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