ABP sponsors Teignmouth Carnival for second year in a row

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Teignmouth Carnival team enjoying the attraction of the Volvo 150 wheel loader shovel, provided by ABP’s Port of Teignmouth

Associated British Ports (ABP) has sponsored the popular Teignmouth Carnival for a second year in a row, in line with its commitment to supporting the local communities in the areas surrounding its ports and beyond.

This year, ABP not only donated £1,000 towards the sponsorship of the highlight music event on the final Saturday of carnival week, but also organised additional fun activities, such as providing a photo opportunity with a Volvo 150 loading shovel on the first day of the Carnival.

Visiting children and adults were able to sit in the seat of the Volvo 150 loading shovel and play interactive games such as matching different cargo to photos of everyday items which they are used to create and arranging photos of the port on a time line. 

This year, ABP also launched its new ‘Port of Teignmouth Community Brochure’, which highlights the vital role played by the port in the local economy and community, a copy of which can be downloaded from the ABP website: www.abports.co.uk/locations/teignmouth.

Alex Chinchen, ABP Divisional Port Manager, South West Coast, said: “We were delighted to get behind the popular, well-attended Teignmouth Carnival again and demonstrate that the port plays a vital role at the heart of the local community.

“In particular, it was great to see a constant queue of children eager to get their photos taken inside the Volvo 150 loading shovel. It also attracted positive attention across all ages and we hope that it sparked a curiosity among them to learn more about port operations and how the Port of Teignmouth plays its part in keeping Britain trading.”