Hundreds gallop along to Queensbury park for Scouts’ Donkey Derby spectacular

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Hundreds turned out to enjoy a charity donkey derby hosted by the Queensbury-based 18th Bradford Scout Group.

The event, which has run every two years since the 1980s, included fun for all the family with stalls, a falconry show, fairground rides as a well a dog show, where prizes were up for grabs for a number of categories including ‘the dog with the waggiest tail’.

The main attraction of the day, the donkey derby, was well received and crowds turned out to enjoy the six races throughout the day.

Roger Hyde, the event organiser, said: “It was a good day, the weather stayed fine for us and around 4,000 people turned up.

“There was a really good atmosphere and it was a nice community event.

“Everyone really enjoyed it and said that it was a fun day.”

Funds raised from the day have not been totalled yet, but the money will be put towards the upkeep and improvement of the Scout’s HQ, as well as the training of leaders as instructors in outdoor pursuits in order for them to pass on their skills to members of the Scout group.

Brochure number 0501 won a £50 prize, raffle prize numbers were 561, 914, 851, 188, 135, 269 and 323.