Organisers have announced that the street collection held during this year's Bridgwater Carnival raised £24,565, an increase of nearly £3,500 on 2011.
The money will be shared between ten local charities.
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A 16-year-old schoolgirl, whose mum died of breast cancer, has raised £2,750 for the charity Hospiscare to thank them for their support.
Although the crime total has dropped by almost a third, high value farm equipment is still top of the thieves lists.