Ringwood Carnival Queen begins countdown to 2019 event

Royal visit: Ringwood Carnival Queen Tierney Long at sponsors Ellis Jones’ Ringwood office with Matt Clake and David Walton (centre left and right), Michael Lingam-Willgoss and Linda Card from the carnival and attendants Sarah Faith Tihngang and Shannon McKay

New Ringwood Carnival Queen Tierney Long has officially fired the starting pistol for this year’s event.

The 16-year-old began a busy few weeks by attending a photocall with key sponsor Ellis Jones Solicitors at its Monmouth Court office.

“I have always loved the carnival and always look forward to it each year. As Queen I hope to inspire and to share some of my love and passion but also magic to anyone watching,” said Tierney.

It’s now just a few weeks before the biggest event in Ringwood’s annual calendar.

Carnival day is on Saturday September 21 and includes afternoon and evening processions.

Events on The Bickerley include a fun fair and a grand firework display evening finale.

Tierney, who was accompanied by attendants Sarah-Faith Tihngang and Shannon McKay, met Ellis Jones’ Partners Matt Clake and David Walton.

Also present was Ringwood Carnival President Michael Lingam-Willgoss who thanked Ellis Jones, and other carnival sponsors, for their “fantastic support.”

He added: “Ringwood Carnival is a truly great community event. By supporting us so generously local firms such as Ellis Jones really cement their position at the heart of the community.”

The first Ringwood Carnival was held in 1928 with the event held every year since 1950.

Nigel Smith, Ellis Jones’ Managing Partner, said the law firm was “pleased and proud” to support this year’s event.

“It really sets the standard for carnivals and we’re very proud to play our part in its continuing success,” he said.



Note to journalists:

Ellis Jones is a regional law firm with more than 160 staff including 15 partners. It has six offices across the south coast in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Christchurch, Ringwood, Swanage and Wimborne – as well as London – and offers a wide range of services to individuals and businesses. Ellis Jones was named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the 2018 Dorset Legal Awards.

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