Nottingham Racecourse celebrated its first ever Community Day this weekend where people were encouraged to donate to St Ann’s food bank.
Over 2,000 people attended the event which lead to over 20 crates of food being donated, which also acted as a day out for all the family.
The ‘Beans for Beer’ initiative saw anyone making a donation receive a voucher for a free drink.
Debbie Webster, Manager of St Ann’s advice centre was delighted by the response from the public.
Alongside the races, there were coaching sessions from the Notts County and Nottingham Rugby Youth Teams, live horse painting from Brackenhurst College and a chance to meet Shetland ponies provided by the Phoenix Children’s Foundation.
Robin Hood, Little John and Maid Marian also made appearances to the delight of younger children and adults alike.
James Knox, General Manager at Nottingham Racecourse deemed the day a success and looked forward to holding another one next year.