Duck race raises hundreds for children’s hospice
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Hundreds of yellow ducks were sent down the river as villagers took part in a charity race.
One thousand rubber ducks were let loose on Uphill Great Rhyne as participants kept watch to see which one would win.
The event raised £900 for Children's Hospice South West, which supports children with life-limiting conditions.
The duck race was part of a number of celebrations during the Uphill Family Fun weekend.
Families flocked to the village and school fete on Saturday to try their luck at games and watch wildlife displays.
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Transcend skatepark took ramps along for the children, while fair-goers tucked into barbecue food.
The fair raised £4,000 which will be split between the primary school and Uphill Village Society.
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Village society chairman Stewart Castle said: "The sun shone and spectators turned out on mass as part of the Uphill Family Fun weekend."