ORGANISERS are making a last-minute push today for people and businesses to behind a unique Weymouth Carnival sponsorship opportunity.

In the past, carnival supporters have been able to purchase different sponsorship packages for various sums for things like the programme and big events such as the Red Arrows.

But with the golden ticket initiative these packages will be raffled off in a draw. Tickets can be purchased for £100 or three for £200.

The draw will be held tonight at Aura bar and tickets can be bought up until 7pm.

Ryan Hope, who is in charge of sponsorship, is encouraging people to get behind the initiative.

It costs £60,000 to run the carnival and it all depends on local support.

Weymouth Carnival, featuring the Red Arrows, all-day entertainment and the grand procession, is on Wednesday, August 20.

To buy a ticket or to help the carnival call Ryan Hope on 07795 246080 or email weymouthcarni