Donkey Derby 2014, successful – If a little damp

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Donkey Derby, Slideshow | 0 comments

Donkey Derby 2014, successful – If a little damp

Although it was a damp day for our annual Donkey Derby Event in Farnborough, the crowds were enthusiastic. Over 3000 people were entertained for 5 hours, with a whole host of events. Of course there was the Donkey Races, the Fun Dog show, Funfair, Farm animals to see and stroke, The Oak Farm Drummers, A Punch and Judy Show and of course The Beautiful Baby competition, judged by our local MP Gerald Howarth. There were of course charity stalls and the rain didn’t curtail the dancing...

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Reunited After Many Tears

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Donkey Derby, Slideshow | 0 comments

Reunited After Many Tears

Story from Sam Parkin: During the afternoon there was an appeal went out on the PA system for everyone to look for a little toy bear that a young lady had lost.  Sometime later it was brought to us by a member of the public who had found it on the pavement in The Grove not far from us on Gate C. Chris Shaw who was working with me (Sam Parkin)  on the gate recognised it as the bear that has been mentioned on the PA, so we radioed in that ‘he’ was safe and well and awaiting collection....

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Farnborough’s Donkey Derby

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Donkey Derby, General, Slideshow | 0 comments

Farnborough’s Donkey Derby

50th Farnborough Donkey Derby was a ”Sizzling” success The Rotary clubs of Farnborough, Rushmoor and Blackwater Valley staged their 50 th annual Donkey Derby at the King George Vth Playing Fields last Sunday where the event was attended by over 10,000 visitors. John Batty the Chairman of the organising Committee stated that thanks to the fantastic weather, all their objectives had been met namely to promote Rotary within the Borough of Rushmoor and to give the local community a fantastic...

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Donkey Derby Farnborough

Posted by on Mar 19, 2011 in Donkey Derby | 0 comments

Its more than 50 years since Farnborough’s first Donkey Derby But…Farnborough’s 2011 Donkey Derby rolls into town on 30th May. As usual it promises to be a great day out for young and old, in fact its always a great day out for all families. Here is the basic information: It will be held at King George Vth Field, Sycamore Road, Farnborough Entry by programme: £1.50 (Adult) £1 (Child) Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Farnborough, Rushmoor and Blackwater Valley This is a very...

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Farnborough Donkey Derby Success-Thank you

Posted by on May 26, 2009 in Donkey Derby | 0 comments

Farnborough’s Donkey Derby took place yesterday and it was a tremendous success. The sun shone, the crowds came out and a good time was had by all. The event, which is organised by the local rotary clubs is an annual event that raises funds for local charities. The numbers are not in yet, but a guess (only by me your local on the ground reporter, who can’t really count) is that there was upwards of 5,000 people. The amount of money raised was………..I don’t...

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