MEMBERS of the public came out in force on a sunny Easter Monday to support Lymm and District Round Table’s duck race – helping to raise around £7,000 for charity in the process.
Led by main sponsor, Co-Operative Food at Cherry Lane, a host of businesses also supported the event, 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 £1250 to the charity kitty.
“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,” said Jon Beesley, organiser and Round Table member. “We’re particularly thankful to the local businesses that stepped forward to sponsor us. As a result of such generosity we’re delighted that such a huge sum of money – a record for this event – will be making its way to local charity and community groups this year.”
The winning ducks were numbers 45 (first), 156 (second) and 778 (third), with the super duck winner named as Sextons Bakery and corporate duck winner Gascoigne Halman. Each business will now nominate a charity of their choice to donate money to (£1000 for the super duck, £250 for the corporate duck).