Cheddar Vale Lions have a quacking good duck race
- Credit: Cheddar Vale Lions
Cheddar Vale Lions have had another quacking good duck race following the Jubilee bank holiday event.
At the annual race, residents in Cheddar were able to race 1,000 rubber ducks along the Cheddar Yeo next to the gorge.
Hanson’s Quarry helped to fund the ducks which were released on June 4 and saw hundreds of visitors join in with the event.
The army cadets also helped with the race too by clearing the weeds, helped set up the finish line and also litter-picked on the day.
Just over £2,000 was raised this year where £1,500 including donations will go to Children’s Hospice South West, and the remainder will go towards the Lion's work in the community.
A spokesperson said: "Our annual duck race was another huge success with more than 2,000 tickets sold.
"Huge thanks must go to the amazing crowd that turned out for the event which was also live streamed onto our Facebook page.
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"In 2023, we're hoping to run the duck races on August bank holiday Monday."