THE Andover community has rallied to save one of the town’s biggest annual events as it faces the ‘very real threat’ of being cancelled.

Organisers of the Andover Carnival are urging people to help save the event, which attracts more than 8,000 people a year, as it could come to an end due to rising costs and a loss of some sponsors.

Plans for the carnival’s 11th year are already in motion but the committee of volunteers which organises the event is aiming to raise at least £4,000 within four weeks so the show can go on.

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