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Helping hands for Golowan

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: June 06, 2013

Sir Humphry Davy looks down on a packed Market Jew Street during last year's Mazey Day celebrations.

Sir Humphry Davy looks down on a packed Market Jew Street during last year's Mazey Day celebrations.

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A RALLYING call has gone out for people to support one of the most popular events of the year in west Cornwall.

Golowan organisers are keen for more than 100 people to step forward and volunteer to help run the week-long festival.

The colourful collection of art, music, entertainment, stalls and parades sees thousands of visitors descend on Penzance for the festivities, which would be nothing without a band of volunteers helping out.

"We need you, we really need you," said Tracy Bowers, Golowan chairman.

"We have a number of volunteers who take part year in year out and these people do realise that the festival wouldn't happen without them."

She added that last year volunteer numbers were down with some having to take on longer shifts.

More than 100 people are needed this year to help organise the running of the festivities with volunteers expected to take on a shift of around two hours.

Jobs include manning barriers and the Golowan stall, marshalling parades, collecting donations and helping out with children's activities on the prom.

Anyone signing up will not only be filled with civic pride for helping to run the major event, they will also receive free tea, coffee and cake, a Golowan T-shirt and a ticket to Miracle Theatre's production Waiting For Godot.

There is also a chance to chat to the organisers at Wharfside Shopping Centre on Saturday, June 15 from 1pm.

For more information on the festival which runs from Friday to Sunday, June 21 to 30, phone 01736 369686 or e-mail golowan@hotmail.co.uk

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