LYMM and District Round Table’s customary Easter Monday Duck Race was high on ‘eggs-citement’ this year…
The large crowds that gathered to support the popular event were treated to a photo finish and record time of only six minutes as the racing ducks were spurred on by the fast flowing water of the lower dam.
Led by main sponsor, Co-Operative Food, a staggering 56 businesses also supported the event by purchasing a corporate or super duck, helping to raise over £6,000 for charity. The Easter Food Fest, organised by Lymm Ladies Circle, also proved highly popular and contributed a further £900 to the kitty.
“We’re especially grateful to the many businesses who supported us this year, plus all the members of the public who came down despite the dodgy weather,” said Nick Bond, organiser and Round Table member. “We’re delighted with the amount we’ve raised and that, despite the fast flowing water, we didn’t lose any of our racing ducks downstream!”
The winning ducks were numbers 909 (first), 750 (second) and 803 (third). The super duck winner was Lymm Shutters and Blinds who selected the Children’s Cancer Support Group (CHICS) and the Owen McVeigh Foundation to receive £500 each. The corporate duck winner was Pure Beauty who chose to donate £250 to Cancer Research UK.
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