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Families enjoy duck race and fete in Uphill

PUBLISHED: 09:55 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:55 03 July 2017

Youngsters chosing their ducks.

Youngsters chosing their ducks.

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Hundreds of ducks were released onto Uphill Great Rhyne during the village’s family fun weekend.

The duck race is organised by Uphill Village Society and 1,000 yellow birds were released onto the water while spectators cheered them on.

The progress of the ducks was scuppered by weed and wind which sent them in the wrong direction, but a winner was finally announced as the birds made it to the finishing line.

The duck race raised £900 for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).

The weekend also saw a school and village fete held at Uphill Primary School.

Families enjoyed birds of prey and emergency vehicle displays, stalls and a barbecue.

The money raised will be split between the village society and the school.

Stewart Castle, from the village society, said: “It was a lovely successful weekend.

“We would like to say a big thank you to CHSW for attending, to the school and in particular to Marie Keele.”

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