This weekend saw two different charity events taking place on the island with Saturdays fire engine pull kicking things off followed by the annual Wag Walk on Sunday. Both events did a sterling job of raising money and awareness for their respective charities.

Flexing their muscles on a breezy Saturday morning around 30 volunteers heaved a 10 tonne fire engine along the seafront while a crowd of supporters cheered on from the side-lines. Hauling the truck from the funfair to the Inn on the Beach and back again was no easy feat but the crew succeeded and now funds raised will go towards the running of Transylvanias (Romania) Love Light Sanctuary which provides care and respite to children and families suffering HIV and Aids.

The pull also stopped at 11am to pay their respects to Colin Sayers former PE teacher at Hayling College.

Perry Dodgson said: It was a shame that the event clashed on the same day as the funeral. He was a massive guy in the community when he was a teacher and beyond his teaching years as well.

We decided to have a minutes silence to remember Colin.

Sunday dawned and our four legged friends (and owners) were readying themselves for the annual Wag Walk along the seafront which raises money for the RSPCA centre in Ranvilles Lane Fareham.

Dozens of fundraisers and their dogs turned out for this years walk and enjoyed some fine weather as the sun blazed down.

Sandra Deaville Stubbington Ark Wag Walk organiser said: Whats great is we get all sorts of dogs from the littlest one which is a Dachshund to the biggest Bull Mastiff.

Theyre all very well behaved and everyone has a really nice time especially when the weather is nice and you can really enjoy yourself.

I want to say a big thank-you to everyone who came out to support us because its so important that we get their continued support.

Last years event was beset by rain and driving winds but yesterday the sun shone on those gathered to take part.

The walk was launched by ITV presenter Kerry Swain and the mayor of Havant Cllr Gerald Shimbart and his wife Cllr Elaine Shimbart.

Well done to supporters and those who took part in both events.