Support for an Eastbourne dad to become Carnival Queen is growing.
Yesterday (19 May) we reported how Greg Draven, who’s part of the Pentacle Drummers, has put himself forward for the title in this year’s pageant, which takes place on 11 June.
The idea’s taken social media by storm and now the Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival President has spoken out.
Stephen Lloyd said, "I know Greg well. He's a great bloke. Always working for the community and always doing his bit for our town. His idea of putting himself up as our Carnival Queen is brilliant publicity for the event and great fun! Greg's been involved in the carnival as a participant ever since I first brought it back five years ago, so if he wants to put himself up as our Carnival Queen, hell, who am I to stop him? My only condition is as he's a big lad - if he wins the title - he pulls the Float rather than sits on it!"