People go quacking mad for Lions’ duck race

PUBLISHED: 13:00 03 June 2017

Cheddar Vale Lions annual duck race.

Cheddar Vale Lions annual duck race.

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Hundreds of people visited Cheddar Gorge to cheer on their yellow ducks at an annual event this week.

Cheddar Vale Lions hosted the village’s annual duck race in The Cliffs on Bank Holiday Monday to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.

Despite the wet weather, hundreds of people purchased a plastic duck and watched as they were tipped into the river.

President Janet Clark said: “We lost a few hours of selling due to the wet weather but we sold around 1,600 ducks in total.

“The event raised more than £1,300 for the hospices and is one of our main events of the year.

“It was a huge success and the money will really help children and their families.”

The charity needs around £12million to run its three branches across the area and Mrs Clark said the club was ‘happy’ to help.


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