The Donkey Derby

The Lions Club of Guernsey will be holding their annual donkey Derby on the 17th August.  The event has been held on an annual basis for over 50 years and all are welcome.  There is no charge to enter the event, however there is a charge of £5.00 to park in the car park. 

Opens at 11:30am.  First race 1pm.  Event finishes at 5:30pm

Despite the intense competitive nature of the races, our aim is to provide a good old fashioned Guernsey summer park event, enjoyed by all the family, and also to raise some funds to help us to continue to fund the range of charity work that our Club undertakes.

The Lions Club of Guernsey is one part of a vast international organisation with over 1.3 million members in 202 countries.  The purpose of a Lions Club is “to recognise community needs and develop means of meeting them, either through its own efforts or in co-operation with other agencies.”  Internationally the Lions Club also gives aid following major natural disasters and undertakes long-term development initiatives; a particularly well known initiative was the introduction of the white sticks for the blind and partially sighted.

Despite this international dimension our Club is focused on helping Guernsey people.  Our projects range from the assistance given to individuals who just need a “helping hand” to many on going and one off projects.  Examples over the years include supporting the Riding for the Disabled Group, Guernsey Specials Gym Club, refurbishment of community centres across the island, a bursary scheme designed to “help young people help others”, contributions towards the St Martins Community Centre and The Guernsey Cheshire Home, purchase of the Channel Islands Air Search original aircraft “Lions Pride”, and (our largest project to date) the complete rebuilding of the Lions MIND centre at the Town Arsenal.

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