MAY DAY FETE TO BE OPENED BY BBC SOUTH TODAY PRESENTER ED SAULT

BBC SOUTH TODAY’S PRESENTER ED SAULT HAS AGREED TO PERFORM THE OPENING CEREMONY AT THE BNRC MAY DAY DONKEY DERBY, DOG SHOW AND FETE  AT PELHAMS PARK, KINSON ON AT 11.30 am MONDAY MAY 1ST

The annual May Bank Holiday Monday Donkey Derby, Dog Show and Fete at Pelhams Park, Kinson, which has been organised by the Rotary Club of Bournemouth North for over 30 years, is fast approaching. A great day out for people of the area with so many attractions this event raises thousands of pounds for local charities each year.

This year the opening ceremony will be carried out by BBC South Today’s popular presenter Ed Sault so come early for a chance to meet and speak to Ed.

AFC Bournemouth’s Cherry Bear will also be visiting the event during the afternoon so don’t miss the opportunity to have your photo taken with the Premiership Clubs famous mascot.

The event is open from 11.30am until 4.30pm.

In recent years we have been joined by the ‘Caring Canines’ Dog Show and we are delighted that they will be joining us again this year. You will find them alongside the tennis courts so please give them a visit and take your dog along for some of the fun entries. Entries £1.00 per class payable on entry into the ring. Judging from 12.00 noon.

As usual the Donkey Races will be taking place in the main arena providing lots of fun and entertainment and a big thank you to all the jockeys coming along to help. You can have a small flutter on the races and the younger children can have a donkey ride, which has proved very popular in previous years.

Why not enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake, an ice cream or even one of Chef Tony’s famous beef burgers while you relax and listen to the band.

Over the years we have supported many local groups including Cherry Tree Nursery, Brendon Care Lunch Club, Kinson Food bank, Pelhams Community Group, Bournemouth Blind Society, Woofability (dogs for the disabled), the MS Society at Parley, Kingsley House Dysphasia Support Group, Bournemouth Scouts, Macmillan Caring Locally, Bournemouth Hospital Charity, the Poppy Appeal and lots lots more too numerous to mention. Many of these groups will have stalls on the day so please support them as they are all run by volunteers who give up hundreds of hours each year helping their causes.

Many of the stall will be run by Bournemouth North Rotarians with the help of wives, husbands, partners and friends and so a big thank you to all of them as without their assistance the event could not take place. Why not pick up a bargain book, a delicious cake or some plants for the garden or try your luck on the tombola. Every penny raised goes to support local organisations.