CONTESTANTS will be getting their machines ready ahead of the annual soap box Derby at Richards Castle.

The event has raised more than £100,000 for good causes over the years and provides an annual day for family fun.

Some partipants that come from all over the country take the event very seriously.

It involved contestants in home made carts racing down the hill at Hanway Common in a bid to achieve the best time.

This year promises to be as exciting as ever with plenty of family entertainment throughout the day.

The three main charities to benefit from funds raised at this year’s Richards Castle Soap Box Derby include ECHO, The Cart Shed and Working Together. For further information