Tuesday, 5 August 2014

ABC Wednesday - D

 

D is for Donkeys
 
Each Tuesday for the 6 weeks of the school summer holidays husband Bob runs a Donkey Derby in aid of local charities.  This is the 29th year and in all that time there have been very few occasions when the event has been called off due to bad weather. 
 
Today has seen darkening skies and downpours of rain, in fact at one point it was a deluge and the streets were like rivers!  However, a few minutes ago Bob set off to see if the event could take place this evening.  Fingers crossed as it is very popular and raises approximately £1,500 each week which will be split between 3 local charities. 
 
Here is a picture of some of the donkey runners enjoying a diet of hay for their dinner (lunch)!

 
 
 


Thanks to Denise and Roger and the ABC Wednesday team. For more looks at the letter D, please click here.



20 comments:

ellen b. said...

What a great service and great way to raise money. Too bad about that deluge...

Roger Owen Green said...

Off topic, but I'd LOVE a slice of that bread with jam...
ROG, ABC Wednesday

Reader Wil said...

I hope the Donkey Derby is on!What a great idea to combine fun and aid!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Leslie: said...

That looks like it would be DELIGHTFULLY fun! Are you just coming back? Haven't seen you for a while.

Leslie
abcw team
PS: Save me some jam! :D

DeniseinVA said...

How I remember all those donkey rides on the beach. Thanks for this Anne, and it is lovely to discover you posting again.

Hildred said...

Great choice for D, Anne - Donkey Derbies sound like wonderful way to raise money - lots of fun for all, and the donkeys seem to be enjoying lunch!

SamuraiFrog said...

I always thought donkeys were really neat.

Ann said...

That would be a fun outing!! Good job.
Ann

Black Jack's Carol said...

Well, I didn't know you before, but it was very nice to meet you here. Good to read the news about your mother and husband. Yes, sleep patterns sometimes change (at least, mine have) but how brilliant to use the time to catch up with your blogging friends.

Tanya Breese said...

they are so cute!!

fredamans said...

They look hungry but friendly!

Vidhya Rao - Paint My Word said...

While the donkey's are dining the hay, I want some of that home baked bread and jam....

Powell River Books said...

That reminds me of when I was really little. My dad was in an event called Donkey Baseball. All I remember is him trying to get the donkey to run from base to base and it didn't want to go. It was at the high school where he worked. I'm sure it was some kind of fund raiser. - Margy

cheshire wife said...

What a fantastic way to raise money for charity!

fizzycat said...

What adorable donkeys!

ChrisJ said...

Love donkeys! Grew up with them when the fishermen used them at Flamborough.

retriever said...

What adorable donkeys!Love its

retriever said...

What adorable donkeys!Love its!

Eddie Bluelights said...

That looks so appetizing on your header. Coming from the North Of England we used to call it a Jam Butty. I am just going to make one.
Love D for Donkey - I haven't ridden one for a long time - last time I did I made an 'ass' of myself at th sea side.
Great way of raising money for the Charities. Good luck with the Donkey Derby. Cheers ~ Eddie

Dina said...

Donkey Derby! Nice idea. I'd love to see it.
Here in Israel we never see donkeys with a saddle.
Once at Heifer Ranch in Arkansas I gradually trained a young donkey to saddle. When she was old enough I took the first ride.
Donkeys always seem to have a mind of their own. :)

Shalom and all the best to you