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23rd Annual Donkey Derby

Come along to Eling Recreation Ground on Saturday 12 May 2018 for our 23rd Annual Donkey Derby. As usual the donkey racing is the big draw, with plenty of thrills and spills to keep visitors amused.

One of the highlights of Totton's year the Donkey Derby provides a fantastic afternoon for familes. Watch the racing, have a flutter or enjoy a donkey ride. All proceeds go to help maintain our facilities at Testwood Lakes providing opportunities for boating for the young and disabled of the area.

New Pontoon at the lakes


Disabled access for Sailability users

After many years of fundraising and negotiation we are pleased that the pontoon to give disabled boaters, access to the water has finally been installed.

Eling Sea Scouts share the water with Sailability, a trust offering sailing sessions for disabled sailors using specially adapted boats that are accessible to all. The club is open to all irrespective of disability or experience and cater for individual sailors and those from groups such as day centres or disability charities.

21st Annual Donkey Derby

Despite the rain a large crowd turned out to enjoy the 21st Donkey Derby. As usual, the donkey racing proved to be the big draw, with plenty of thrills and spills to keep the visitors amused. Thanks to all who helped before, during and after the event - this is our big fund-raising event, and ensures the Group can continue to provide the adventures, challenges and excitement for its youth members. The Daily Echo has a report and photos on its Website

Parents and Helpers Kayaking Session

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 18:30 - 21:00

Parent and Helpers Kayaking

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 18:30 - 21:30

Scouts, Cubs and Beavers Event

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 12:00 - 17:00

Donkey Derby - Gates Open 1pm

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:00 - 17:00

Swimming Success




Congratulations to our Beaver, Cub and Scout teams for their recent success in the District Swimming Gala, beating off stiff competition from other groups to win all three classes.




The Donkeys Are Coming - or are they?

I'm coming to see you at Totton on 21st May 2016!! But for the event to be a success we need to start planning now. We really do need family and friends in the Group to join the Donkey Derby Team. This is our major fundraising event of the year and helps provide the fantastic facilities that our Group enjoys. Come along to our planning meeting on Monday 16th November at 7pm in the Aquativity building.  Please come and help!

Help is needed with the organisation and running of the event - see the attached document for what needs doing.  Contact Us to get involved.