Duck race raises �1,012

MORE than �1,000 was raised by a thousand rubber ducks last weekend in an RNLI charity duck race organised by the FriendsUK Social Group.

MORE than �1,000 was raised by a thousand rubber ducks last weekend in an RNLI charity duck race organised by the FriendsUK Social Group.

Each duck was sponsored for �1, raising a total of raised �1,012 and the crowds watched them set off from the Mamhead Slipway, escorted by members of the Powerboat Club in two Rigid Inflatable Boats, and try and make it too the clock tower.

Mayor Darryl Nicholas started the duck race and the winning duck was No 100, sponsored by 'Jessica' who will now receive a VIP tour of the new Exmouth Lifeboat Station with three of her family and friends.

Organiser David Gray of FriendsUK said: "I would also like to thank the Mayor of Exmouth Darryl Nicholas for being on hand to start the Duck Race and to the Exe Sailing and Powerboat School for their assistance in escorting the ducks to the finishing line."


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The event was followed by a pub lunch at the Imperial Hotel and a walk along seafront to Orcombe Point and the cheque will be presented to the RNLI at one of the group's future Coffee Mornings at the Devoncourt Hotel.

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