Members of the public came out in force on Easter Monday to support Lymm and District Round Table’s duck race – helping to raise over £8,250 for charity in the process.
Led by main sponsor, Co-Op Food, an amazing 69 businesses also supported the event by purchasing either a corporate or super duck, helping to make it the most successful duck race ever. Along with the race and kids entertainment, the Easter Food Fest, organised by Lymm Ladies Circle, also proved highly popular and contributed over £1,000 to the charity kitty.
“Some of our ducks tried a break for freedom down the stream but thankfully our team were able to rescue them when they got caught in the eddies further downstream!” said Gary Parsons, organiser and Round Table member. “We’re really grateful to everyone who got involved this year, from the people who bought ducks, to the stall-holders who helped to ensure the crowds had a great day. As a result of such generosity we’re delighted that such a huge sum of money will be making its way to local charity and community groups this year.”
The winning ducks were numbers 723 (first), 212 (second) and 89 (third). The Super Duck winner was The Coffee House who are yet to nominate a charity for their £1,000 donation. The corporate duck race was won by Orb Jewellery who nominated North West Air Ambulance to receive their £250 donation.
Lymm and District Round Table are seeking charities and community groups to donate to – please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your nominations.