For the last 50 years, Dartford Lions have been taking their 100-year-old carousel around local fetes, fairs and events.

Generously donated and maintained by Dartford Lion, John Bailey, the carousel has raised tens of thousands of pounds over the years.

For the Coronation weekend, Dartford Lions were able to take the carousel to two events.  The first, the Sunday, was a 5-hour day in Dartford park, giving free rides to 700 local Dartfordians, raising £500.

Bank holiday Monday was spent at Southfleet fair where we were able to give 200 rides to the local children, raising a further £390 for good causes.