THOUSANDS of people descended on the streets of Wokingham on Monday to soak up the sun and enjoy the annual May Fayre.

Organised by the Wokingham Lions Club, the street fair saw hundreds of fun stalls line the streets of the town centre, complete with games, street entertainers, fairground rides, and live entertainment on the main stage throughout the day.

A number of charities were dotted around the fayre, collecting money for their various good causes.

The main beneficiaries for this year's fayre were Alexander Devine Children's Hospice and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, with money raised still being counted by the time of going to press.

Wokingham May Fayre Chairman, Andy Slay said: "In addition to the organising committee who give up hundreds of hours of their time freely each year to organise this event, I would like to publicly thank so many other people who help to bring the May Fayre to Wokingham. We could not achieve this without the help of staff at both the Town and Borough Councils, their contractors, the Police, Fire Brigade and First Aid support. The event would not exist without the stall holders and the public who turn up rain or shine to make this one of the principal events in the Wokingham Calendar.

"Over the last 24 years we have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for similar charities, and look forward to the continued support of the people of Wokingham, to enable us to carry on with this work over the coming years."