ORGANISERS of a long-running Hampshire steam fair have handed out almost £15,000 to good causes.

Netley Marsh Steam and Craft Show (NMSCS) has been running for 48 years this year.

The event is organised by volunteers to raise money for local charities and good causes

The takings from 2018, amounting to £14,750, were shared out at a presentation evening at AFC Totton on Saturday.

Those to benefit from the show this year were: Naomi House & Jacksplace £500;

The Flutterby Fund £2500, Southbourne Canoe Club £600, Eastleigh B.S.A Club £1,200; Woodland Pre-School £500, 6thNew Forest North Scouts £2,100, New Forest Disabled Driving £300, Solent Rescue £300, Netley Marsh School PTA £480, Millbrook Rugby Club £1,200, 4th New Forest Ealing Sea Scouts £750, Bartley Junior School PTA £430, Colbury Church £200, Autistic Society Botley £200, Totton ATC £700, Netley Marsh Church Hall £2,000, Little Angels play group £290, Waterside Cancer Support £250,Copythorne Pre School £450, and

Gateway Club £500.

The steam fair team say their next aim is to raise money for the first responders to help supply a responder and vehicle for the area.

Arena Acts for the 2019 show (July 26-28) include The Galloping Acrobats stunt riders, children's entertainer Fiery Jack, and the Jez Avery Stunt Show. There will also be heavy horse and falconry displays.

Live band booked for the evening entertainment include Davey Jones Locker and The Rockin Fossils.