Hundreds of people turned out at Hawley Lakes to celebrate Yateley’s fifth annual Hoof Fest on Saturday (July 4).

The event was set up by Amy Tardelli-Brown after her husband, marine Adam Brown, was killed in Afghanistan in August 2010.

She set up the charity Adam’s Hoofing Hut after his death to raise money to buy a beach hut in Mudeford, Dorset, which was something Adam had always wanted to do and where he proposed to her.

The hut, which the charity bought in 2013, is for members of the Royal Marines to take their families so they can spend some quality time together and Hoofest is run to help raise money for the its upkeep.

Amy’s father, John Tardelli helps run the event, said: “We’re still trying to work out the final figures but we think it’s around £1,600, which I think is a record for us.

“We’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped and all the people who supported and came up. Also a big thanks to Hawley Lakes for letting us use the site.”

Mr Tardelli added this summer is the first full season they’ve been able to let out the hut, which is almost fully booked up until October, and everyone is delighted with how the day went.

“Everything was great,” he said.

“We had another sunny day, that’s five years in a row now. Someone must have been looking down on us, probably Adam.”

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