CHESHAM DONKEY DERBY
Traditional fun at Chesham’s popular annual donkey derby
A POPULAR charity event galloped into Chesham at the weekend and attracted thousands of visitors.
Thousands of people flocked to the 26th Chesham Donkey Derby which took place on Botley Playing Fields, also known as Codmore Field, off Botley Road, Chesham, on Sunday afternoon (June 5).
As usual, there were seven donkey races with seven donkeys and their young riders competing in each for people to place small bets on.
There were stalls and attractions including a coconut shy, crockery smash, bouncy castles, beer and betting, traditional tombola, face painting, a raffle, donkey rides, a petting zoo, traditional activity stalls, craft stalls, a barbecue and a refreshment marquee.
The event has been organised by the 3rd Chesham Scouts for the past 12 years in a bid to boost the group’s funds.
All smiles: Above, organiser Janet Sealy (right) with Chesham Deputy Mayor Emily Culverhouse. Above left, Laura Horigan takes the wheel and right, Jake Passingham has a bouncing time
Along for the ride: Daniel Jack, takes a ride with mum Kirsten (right) and handler Lindsay Grainger. Right, Faith Birkett and Sam Cockerton. Below right, Ella Muddiman wins the first race
Family fun: Above, Carmen Duffy takes a bite. Left, Katie Belson gets a helping hand from dad Chris on the bowling alley