I WOULD like to thank the Argus for its coverage of Blackwood carnival.

The day was dampened at first by the inclement weather, but everything turned out fine later.

I would like to thank Rosa and David of Brides of Paradise, along with Anne of Twinkle Twinkle, for their generous support in sponsoring the carnival this year.

Rosa provided the court dresses and tiaras and Anne the corsages.

Anne also manufactured the necklaces and bracelets for the court ladies’ presents.

Their support was invaluable and unfortunately this contribution wasn’t mentioned in the write up in Monday’s Argus.

I feel their generosity should be recognised. It should also be mentioned that Absolutely Fabulous styled the carnival queen’s hair.

Blackwood town council made a decision this year to try and encourage businesses local to the town.

We are grateful that these three organisations were happy to involve themselves in this initiative.

Finally may I give a plug for my nominated charity this year?

Cancer Careline, also based in Blackwood, does tremendous work in supporting those families affected by this terrible affliction.

Please telephone them on 01495 221660 (www.cancercareline.co.uk) if you feel you can contribute in any way.

Glyn Erasmus, Mayor of Blackwood Town Council