Record amount raised at annual duck race

PUBLISHED: 09:12 23 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:51 24 August 2017

Ducks in the River Otter. Picture: Bob Francis

Ducks in the River Otter. Picture: Bob Francis

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A quacking time was had on the River Otter as part of the Honiton and District Lions Club's annual duck race.

The ducks in the River Otter. Picture: Bob FrancisThe ducks in the River Otter. Picture: Bob Francis

The popular event, which is a strong earner in the club’s

annual fundraising calendar, was held on Sunday (August 13).

As well as the race, attendees enjoyed a china smashing stall, bouncy castle and variety of stalls selling plants, jams and bric-a-brac.

Lion David Rickard said: “It was very well supported - the weather contributed very much to the success of it.

Lions with the ducks before the big race. Picture: Bob FrancisLions with the ducks before the big race. Picture: Bob Francis

“More than 2,800 tickets were sold for the year’s race, which is amazing, and the profits will be in excess of £3,000 - it’s a new record!

“We must thank all of our sponsors for providing all of the prizes for the draw and to all those who supported our event by buying a ticket.

“We always look to try to increase the amount we raise each year. Here’s hoping for sunny skies at next year’s

duck race.”

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