Donkey Derby to be held in Beaconsfield

Donkey Derby to gallop back into town

Donkey Derby to gallop back into town

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

RESIDENTS will celebrate 15 years of a great town tradition next weekend as the Donkey Derby races back into Beaconsfield.

The showpiece event of the Beaconsfield Lions Club and St Marys and All Saints School, offers something for everyone this year.

As well as the main event of the donkey races there will be something for the whole family with lots of rides, entertainment and refreshments on offer.

As well as a barbeque and a bar there will also be an arts and craft stall, an assault course, a bouncy castle, a caricaturist, a rope swing ride and an octopus ride.

Beaconsfield Lions Club publicity officer, Ian Andrew, said: “People in Beaconsfield always seem to like this event.

“We normally get quite a lot of people come out for the day.

“Hopefully the weather will be good and everyone can enjoy a really nice day out.

“We obviously want to do our best to try and raise as much money as possible. The Beaconsfield Lions Club uses our half of the money raised to donate to various charities.”

Organisers are still in need of more jockeys for the day’s races. Jockeys should be between 10 and 15-years-old, weigh no more than eight stone and be a competent horse rider, organisers have said.

You can offer your services by emailing Jo Nagle on or by phoning 07941 397173.

The 2014 Donkey Derby will be held in Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield, on Saturday, June 28, from 12pm until 3.30pm.

Entry tickets are available on the day. There is a £1.50 admission cost for adults, whilst children can go free.

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