Donkey Derby 2017

Mrs Greville's Donkey Derby and Family Fun Day takes place annually at Polesden Lacey and is jointly organised by the National Trust and Leatherhead & District Lions Club. 

Donkey race

With over six thousand people attending, the event offers the opportunity for charities and community groups to increase awareness of their cause and raise funds, and for retailers and craftsmen to sell their wares. Jointly organised by the National Trust and Leatherhead & District Lions Club, the emphasis of this charity event is to provide a low cost day of entertainment.

Despite the rain, it was an enjoyable day, including:

  • Seven Donkey Races
  • Donkey Rides
  • Fun Dog Show
  • Train rides
  • Games
  • Punch and Judy
  • Children's Rides
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Live music
  • Beer Tent
  • Food Court

The Donkey Derby

The Donkey Derby was made possible by our lovely...

Program Advertisers

We also had great support from our program advertisers:

Winton Lodge Vetinary Clinic
Mogul Dynasty
William Dyer Family Butchers
Joy Fine Indian Dining
Cook Ashtead
The Running Horse
Riccio's Barbers
The Boothole
Mole Valley Premier Taxis
Dos Bandidos
Optima Recruitment
Profile Cleaning
Flowers by Elaine
The Cairds Estate Agents
Ceramica Tiles Ashtead
DB Designs
Bookham Residents Association
Alan Greenwood & Sons
Buckley Pharmacy
Papo's Coffee Shop
Zia Vitalia
Casselden's Shoes
Sweet Lavender Flowers
Front of House Soft Furnishings
Boyalls Doors and Ironmongery
Leg of Mutton and Cauliflower
Baked and Battered
Lal Akash Restaurant

Race Winners

The winners of the races were:

Race 1 - No 6 Unfinished Symphony
Race 2 - No 6 Mighty Meaty
Race 3 - No 2 Front Quiff
Race 4 - No 6 Game Fish
Race 5 - No 5 Something Fishy
Race 6 - No 2 Albie
Race 7 - No 6 Hair of the Donkey

All proceeds go to support local charities and community projects.

Stalls holders

We had some great stalls. Do contact us if you'd like to be put on the waiting list for 2018!

Race Card Puzzle - the answers!

HamsterWe set you some fiendish questions in the Race Card, and now here are the answers! 

Debbie's missing hamster is just a few pages into the Race Card on the page headed "Lions International - We're 100 years old". Still need help? Turn it upside down and look carefully at the picture of the lion.

Centenary Picture Quiz

The answers to the picture quiz are:

A Woodrow Wilson
B David Lloyd George
C Mata Hari
E Mary Pickford
F Charles Chaplin

4 Donald Trump
1 Teresa May
5 Edward Snowden
2 Queen Elizabeth II
6 Emma Watson
3 Daniel Radcliffe
Polseden Lacy

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