May Day Donkey Derby, Fete and Dog Show to be opened by BBC Radio Solent Presenter Katie Martin

BBC Radio Solent Presenter Katie Martin has agreed to perform the opening Ceremony at the BNRC Donkey Derby, Fete and Dog Show on May Day this year- Monday 7th May at Pelhams Park, Kinson.

The annual May Day 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.

BBC Radio Solent Presenter Katie Martin

This year the opening ceremony will be carried out by BBC Radio Solent Presenter Katie Martin so do come early for a chance to meet and speak to the very popular Radio Solent Presenter.

Katie presented her topical afternoon show, Monday to Friday for a number of years on BBC Radio Solent until her life changed when she and husband Paul celebrated the arrival of her first baby just over 2 years ago. Since then Katie has been presenting the early show on Saturday Mornings together with a host of reports from around the area on interesting topics and current affairs. I know that she is looking forward to meeting and speaking to Radio Solent listeners.

The event is open from 11.30am until 4.30pm and everyone is welcome.

The Dog Show this year will be run by the “Staffie and Stray Dog Rescue Centre” from Kinson and we are delighted to welcome them for the first time this year.

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.

Why not enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake, an ice cream or even one of Anton’s excellent 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, Home Start, Prama Care, 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 here. 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 stalls will be run by Bournemouth North Rotarians with the help of wives, husbands, partners, friends and family 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.