Rubber ducks set for charity race
NEARLY 1,000 yellow rubber ducks will be going beak-to-beak in an RNLI charity race this weekend.
NEARLY 1,000 yellow rubber ducks will be going beak-to-beak in an RNLI charity 'race' this weekend.
Residents have sponsored 950 ducks for a �1 and will watch the ducks set off from the Mamhead Slipway, Esplanade on Saturday July 11.
The starting pistol will be fired by Mayor Darryl Nicholas and crowds will watch their favourite rubber ducky, escorted by members of the Powerboat Club in two Rigid Inflatable Boats, try and make it too the clock tower.
David Gray Organiser said: "The out lay was very small, all we had was to hire the ducks from the Lions Club and the ducks have sold out.
"The winner and two guests will get a VIP tour of the Lifeboat Station while the RNLI will get a nice big fat cheque at the end of it."
The ducks will be 'launched' at 12.30pm, and the race is followed by a pub lunch at the Imperial Hotel and a walk along seafront to Orcombe Point.
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The cheque for �950 will be donated to the RNLI at one of our future Coffee Mornings at the Devoncourt Hotel.
If you would like to volunteer to be a Duck Marshall at this event, please contact David on: 07845928393.