3000 enjoy family day
More than 3000 people turned up for the annual Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust Family Fun Day at the Ellerslie Racecourse.
Everyone enjoyed free icecream courtesy of Tip Top, a sausage sizzle, games, rides, a visit from Santa and horse racing.
Sir Peter Leitch, also known as the Mad Butcher, says the day gives the trust an opportunity to thank the people of Auckland for their support.
The trust has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities across the region since it formed in 1998.