The Trust had a stall at the Sandhurst Donkey Derby held on Bank Holiday Monday where the weather was for once very kind with not a drop of rain to complain about.
This event, the first one the Trust has attended, is very well supported by the local community who come along to enjoy the spectacle of real donkeys (over 10 were there) competing in a race of 6 donkeys ridden by children completing a set course. There were many more stalls for the enjoyment of the crowd the one opposite us was a local scout group who offered a ‘crockery shy’ which attracted quite a crowd seeing people breaking plates etc with wooden balls.
We had a pond dip that attracted a lot of interest from parents and children and as the photograph shows the Army Cadets and our display boards and information section.
Four new members were recruited and a small amount collected towards the Trust’s current Tern Appeal. We spoke to a lot people and hopefully managed to educate a few more of what a great resource we have within the Blackwater Valley.
Dave Pilkington – BVCT Chairman