Riders lined up at teh Donkey Derby first race

Start line of the first race at the Donkey Derby


The Bournemouth North Rotary Club’s Donkey Derby and Dog Show, held annually in aid of good causes across North Bournemouth, saw thousands visit Pelhams Park in Kinson on Bank Holiday Monday 2016.

The skys were grey but the crowds were full of full of fun and laughter.   Druitts Solicitors sponsored Poole Borough Band to play at the fete, to provide traditional live music and encourage a community festival feel.   And with stalls, games, snacks and a series of seven donkey races around the field creating hundreds of winners, there was something for all the family to enjoy all in support of the community of Bournemouth North.

This year over £6000 was raised to support local schools, youth clubs, older groups and many local charities. To join in the fun next year the Annual Donkey Derby and Dog Show will be held on Monday 1 May 2017. To find out more about the work of rotary see their website or facebook page.