Donkey Derby

Donkey races and family games drew crowds to Backwell Lake on Sunday

DONKEYS, burgers, games and dancing displays helped Backwell scouts to raise �4,000.

The 26th annual donkey derby, which is run by the 1st Backwell Scouts Group, was a huge success and drew hundreds of people through the gates at Backwell Lake on Sunday.

Punters were able to place bets on the donkeys before each race and families also enjoyed a host of games including welly wanging, a crockery smash, jousting and golf and football challenges.

Nailsea Scout and Guide Band, Adele Stitch dancers and the Red Barrows also put on performances on the day.

The event raised more than �4,000 for scout funds. Scout leader Frank Cox said: “Thanks to everyone for turning up and all the parents and supports for all their hard work.”