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 yesterday (June 5) afternoon.

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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.