Duck race fund-raiser fits the bill - The Evesham Observer

Duck race fund-raiser fits the bill

Evesham Editorial 10th Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A ‘QUACKING’ good time was had by young and old at the inaugural Duck Race in support of this year’s Pershore Carnival.

The inaugural event, sponsored by Hill View Ducks, took place on Easter Sunday (April 5) and saw around 1,000 ducks take to the water.

A funfair, Easter Egg tombola and Treasure Hunt were all part of a fun packed morning on St George’s Fields.

Andy Openshaw was the lucky winner of the £75 top prize when his duck (number 614) was declared the winner.




Matthew Clutterbuck celebrated second place after duck 815 crossed the line close behind while cash prizes were also awarded to the owners of ducks 515, 114 and 308 who finished third, fourth and fifth.

Visit www.pershorecarnival.co.uk for more information.


Matthew Clutterbuck with duck number 815 which finished in second place. Picture by Craig Frost

Youngsters enjoyed all the fun of the duck race. Picture by Craig Frost

Volunteers from the Pershore Carnival committee took to the water to release the ducks. Picture by Craig Frost

Volunteers from the Pershore Carnival committee took to the water to release the ducks. Picture by Craig Frost

A Treasure Hunt was also part of the fun on the day. Picture by Craig Frost

Nearly 1,000 ducks took to the water. Picture by Craig Frost

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