Duck race raises £250

PUBLISHED: 12:30 29 July 2011

Stewart Castle releases the ducks

Stewart Castle releases the ducks

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DUCKS were dropped into the Great Rhyne in Uphill for the annual duck race.

Uphill Society chairman Stewart Castle released the rubber ducks into the river in Old Church Road and after a hesitant start they sailed down to The Wharf in Uphill Way.

More than £250 was raised for Children’s Hospice South West by the 150 spectators who arrived to cheer them on down the river.

New ducks had to be bought for the race following the disappearance of the previous year’s competitors, which were stored in a cupboard in the Victory Hall in Westfield Road.

Stewart said: “After the recent loss of the old ducks the new ones performed very well.

“They went a reasonable speed down the course and frightened the real ducks.”

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