Families race to enjoy the fun at Stubbington Donkey Derby day

THEY'RE OFF The Donkey Derby gets under way. Picture: Steve Reid (122845-081)
THEY'RE OFF The Donkey Derby gets under way. Picture: Steve Reid (122845-081)
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IT’S not quite the Grand National, but that didn’t stop crowds having plenty of fun at the Stubbington Donkey Derby and Fayre.

With a packed race card of six races, as well as an arena full of displays and more than 100 stalls, there was plenty to keep everyone entertained at Stubbington Rec yesterday.

JACKPOT Peter Appleton, June Witham and Christine Oliphant from the Lee Players were a human fruit machine. (122845-050)

JACKPOT Peter Appleton, June Witham and Christine Oliphant from the Lee Players were a human fruit machine. (122845-050)

Organised by the Crofton Lions for nearly 50 years, the annual bank holiday event has helped raise thousands of pounds for good causes in the past.

The group’s president Vicky Stabler said: ‘It was a very, very successful event again.

‘The crowds were definitely out in force, and even when we had a few showers they just ducked under cover for a bit.

‘Everyone does have a little flutter on the actual races, but it’s all good fun and it’s all for a good cause.’

The money raised this year will go to the Crofton Youth Project.

The mayor of Fareham Councillor Dennis Steadman and mayoress Carole Steadman were there to open the event and stayed to give out the awards to the winners.