Duck race raises hundreds of pounds

Exmouth’s annual bank holiday duck race, organised by the town’s Lions Club, attracted a large crowd and raised hundreds of pounds for local charities. For more photos, see this week’s Journal, out on Thursday April 28.

Exmouth’s annual bank holiday duck race proved a quacking good time for all this year after all 1000 ducks were sold to fund local good causes.

The Exmouth Lions Club event attracted scores of visitors to cheer on the first plastic dusk crossing the finishing line at Exmouth Fun Parks’s duck pond.

Exmouth’s firefighters, who annually give the ducks a helping hand with their hose, were unable to attend this year’s event because they were responding to a shout.

The cadets, from Exmouth 299 Squadron ATC, waded into the water to round up the duck stragglers at the end of the race.

Thanks to the event, the Lions Welfare account was boosted by �883, which will be handed out to local good causes.

The Lions Club thanked Chris Wright from the fun park for the use of the facilities and Exmouth’s town crier Roger Bourgein, for starting the race.