Good causes counting cash after Fareham and Crofton Lions day

ON TARGET Crofton Lions, from left, Nelson Sclater and Peter Holder
ON TARGET Crofton Lions, from left, Nelson Sclater and Peter Holder
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CHARITIES are quids in after a bumper year for Stubbington Fair.

The Fareham and Crofton Lions, the organisers of the annual event and donkey derby are hoping to have raised up to £25,000.

TAKING AIM Tony Stabler and Vanessa Horscroft at Stubbington Fair

TAKING AIM Tony Stabler and Vanessa Horscroft at Stubbington Fair

Stalls from 130 local organisations and charities took part in the fundraising day, which saw thousands join in the fun.

Reg Norton, of the Crofton Lions, said: ‘It’s too early to say how much was raised, but in the past it has run up to a total of about £25,000.

‘We hire the field and run the event and then let people come along and have a stall for their particular cause

‘It was a wonderful day, every part of the field was packed out all day long.’

Alongside the donkey races, there were performances by Treasure Gymnastics, Locks Heath Silhouette Majorettes, and the Solent Dog Display Team.

The event, held on Monday at the Stubbington Rec, was opened by the Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Trevor Cartwright.

Committee chairman David Crockford praised members for their hard work and added: ‘I have never seen so many people come to this event before.’