More than 4,000 people turned out for the annual Berkhamsted Lion’s Fete making it the biggest fundraiser in the event’s 29-year history.
The bank holiday Monday event Berkhamsted Sports Club went on for longer this year with extended opening times from 11am to 5pm.
Sections of the cricket ground were split into a series of lion’s dens with each one offering fun for all the family.
In the Go Safari Den children took take part in the Roy Chapman Climbing Wall and Go Kart Challenge, whilst others found their way to the Cubs Den for some jewellery making, balloon twisting and storytelling.
Parents with toddlers and babies headed for the Sleeping Lions Den to join Carmenta Life, while others took themselves off to the Feeding Time Den for some delicious hog roast, paella and slices of cake. Down at the Watering Hole Den, Tring Brewery were revitalising many folk with Lion Sized pints of Lions Pride and Pimms.
Throughout the day the Wilderness Arena played host to dance groups, singers, the Bushey Hotshots and the sounds of the Hemel Hempstead Band.
Pooches of all sizes came out to enter the Lions Fun Dog Show with a record number of 214 class entries which included the waggiest tail and best biscuit catcher.
Club president Geoff Smith said: “The fete is the biggest fundraiser of the year for us and we are thrilled with the number of people that came out to support us this year.
“The money raised helps to support many local charities and community projects and we hope to far exceed last year’s figure of £6,000”.
The fete was sponsored by Berkhamsted Mayor Ian Reay from his county council Locality Budget fund, Roy Chapman, Tring Brewery, Dell Removals, Toad Hall Nursery Group, Castles Estate Agent, Knight Frank, Sportspace Dacorum, Oakelys, St John’s Veterinary Surgery, Davis & Samson, Carmenta Life, Waitrose, Tesco, Ask and Dee TV.
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