WACKY racers donned fancy dress to take part in a charity-run pram race in Ferndown at the weekend.

The race, in aid of local charity the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation, saw 12 teams push their pram-based creations along a challenging obstacle course.

The event was one of the highlights of the Fete on the Field, organised by the Ferndown Rotary Club.

Thousands of people enjoyed a day of music, fun fair rides, classic car displays, martial arts demonstrations, and a variety of stalls.

The fete raises money for a number of good causes.

Pete Thornton, who set up the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation in memory of his son, who was killed fighting in Afghanistan in 2008, said more than £1,000 was raised for the charity.

“Fete in the Field is a big event for Ferndown. As a local charity, we’re a part of the community and like to be involved with these events.

“There were some very creative prams in this year’s race, including a classic Trotters Independent Trading Company one.”