Pictures: Hundreds take part in duck race
- Credit: Archant
A bank holiday tradition went swimmingly on Monday.
Cheddar Lions' annual race saw 1,750 yellow plastic ducks released into the river for the popular fundraiser.
The Lions' Sylvia Cook said: "The public came out in great numbers to support the event and the Gorge came alive with cheering and laughing as the ducks appeared.
"The community all give generous support to this event and it was good to see the Gorge businesses really busy all day.
"Cheddar Vale Lions Club will be presenting Children's Hospice South West with an approximate amount of £1,500 once our treasurer has finally totted up the takings and donations that were received on the day."
You may also want to watch:
Two races were held with Holly (duck number 618) winning the opener, ahead of Jane (001) and Sarah (265). In the second race, Natasha won (497), beating Christine (356) and Mrs E (250). The top three won prizes.
- 1 Man suffers head injuries in Weston robbery
- 2 Mini tornado does damage in Weston
- 3 Huge six-bedroom house with flat on Weston seafront
- 4 Banwell traffic will soon be 'a thing of the past'
- 5 Weston pub launches eating challenge to win £100 bar tab
- 6 Jobs boom as Weston firm looks to expand
- 7 Tributes pour in for ‘dedicated family man’ who died in mountain fall
- 8 Newspapers often enjoyed grand town centre premises as befitted the self-important Fourth Estate.
- 9 Weston project transforming household waste into planters to attract wildlife
- 10 Uphill Castle run riot in Somerset League Cup