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Thousands turn out for Donkey Derby

Coventry Editorial 7th Aug, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE SUN eventually galloped its way into the sky as thousands turned out for the 2014 Donkey Derby on Saturday.

Coventry’s Leofric Lions hosted the event in Memorial Park with an emphasis on entertainment for all ages.

It was the 46th consecutive year the event has been held.

Five donkey races took place while stalls and other activities, including a funfair, helped entertain youngsters throughout the afternoon.

The event was held with the aim of raising cash for the Warwickshire Air Ambulance.

Giddy up… Picture by Jon Mullis 32.014.010.cov.jm1 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Jessica Jenkins gets her rambling head on. Picture by Jon Mullis 32.014.010.cov.jm3 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Margaret Willan from Coventry Breakfast Rotary and her pack of Tibetan Terriers. Picture by Jon Mullis 32.014.010.cov.jm5 (www.buyphotos247.com)

And they’re off.. the first of the afternoon races gets off to a flyer. Picture by Jon Mullis 32.014.010.cov.jm10 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Lyla Barnes hits the spot to win a prize. Picture by Jon Mullis 32.014.010.cov.jm12 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Sarah Douglas and Carrie Baxter having fun. Picture by Jon Mullis 32.014.010.cov.jm15 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Luke Green gets a shot on goal. Picture by Jon Mullis 32.014.010.cov.jm16 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Lady Godiva with the team from the Godiva Lions and their fantastic curry stall. Picture by Jon Mullis 32.014.010.cov.jm17 (www.buyphotos247.com)

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