On Your Marks... Get Set... Quack!

Published 5 May 2015

They’re under starter’s orders again for the race of year – the Ey Up Mi Duck race along the River Derwent, Derby, in aid of Sight Support Derbyshire.

On Saturday 13th June Cathedral Green will once again be in the thick of the action as thousands of little yellow rubber ducks battle it out to be the first past the winning post.

The entertainment starts at 11am with fun and games for all the family at Cathedral Green, plus stalls selling hot food, refreshments and lots more. The race starts from St Mary’s Bridge at 1pm, with the winner announced at 2pm.

It costs just £1 for a ticket to enter a duck in the race, with a £250 winner’s prize at stake. Giant ducks are also available now at £30 each to decorate before the race – these are ideal for work colleagues or community groups.

Tickets are available now from Sight Support Derbyshire, 65-69 Nottingham Road, Derby, and will also be on sale from our kiosk at Cathedral Green before noon on the day.

The Ey Up Mi Duck Race is Sight Support Derbyshire’s biggest annual fundraising event, and the money raised will go towards giving practical, emotional and social support to blind and visually impaired adults and children across Derbyshire.

Eileen Bagguley, Sight Support Derbyshire’s Fundraising and Communications Manager, said: “Whatever the weather, it’s good for ducks, and this event is not to be missed. Derby may have given its name to one of the most famous horse races in the world, but on 13th June there’s no doubt where the real thoroughbreds will be.”

“Our thanks go to Lubrizol and Flint Bishop, whose support is helping fund the cost of the event this year.”

To buy a large duck, or to get books of tickets to sell at work or in the community, contact fundraising@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk or call 01332 287027.

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