The Wokingham May Fayre - a highlight of the local fundraising calendar - drew in large crowds, with organisers projecting that tens of thousands of pounds may have been raised for sponsored charities.

The event is organised annually by the local Lions Club branch.

It was sponsored by a number of businesses and organisations, including Wokingham Town Council, the Wokingham Society, Nuffield Health and Volker Highways.

The Wokingham Lions are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.

To mark the occasion, they are distributing awards of £500 each to 50 charities.

Proceeds raised from the May Fayre today (May 6) will go towards these imbursements.

Andy Goffin, one of the organisers of the event, estimated that it may have raised between £15,000 and £20,000 - although this is only a preliminary figure.

He told Bracknell News: "It was very busy this morning, despite the early-morning rain.

"I think it's been a successful day - if we'd had a nice sunny one, stallholders would probably have been here, because there would have been greater footfall.

"But people have come out, they've enjoyed the day. We've made money for charity."

The event provided an opportunity for charities and businesses to lay out their stalls for the general public.

In addition to this, there were a number of unique attractions for families to engage with.

These included ferret racing, Morris dancers and circus performers.

A stage was erected in Denmark Street, allowing local acts to strut their stuff.