Clear the Derwent - the ducks are back!

Ey Up Mi Duck Race 2018

Saturday 9th June at Riverlights, Derby River Gardens

Thank you to everybody who supported this year's Ey Up Mi Duck Race. You helped us raise £6,800.


For the first time in recent memory, the sun shone on the Ey Up Mi Duck Race. The ducks enjoyed a leisurely swim in the river and were in no hurry to get to the finish line!

The winners were:

First Giant Duck to finish: Prince Harry by Specsavers, Belper
The prize was one night's accommodation at Holiday Inn Riverlights, Derby, and a box of Thornton's Chocolates.
First little duck to finish: Duck no. 835, sponsored by Trevor Jones of Chaddesden, Derby
The prize was £250 cash donated by TC Harrison Ford, Derby
The overall Best Dressed Duck was Dinghy Duck by Stacey's Bakery in Heanor
The prize was a round of golf for 4 at Breadsall Priory and a bottle of champagne, donated by Smith Partnership Solicitors


The winners in the Best Dressed Duck categories were:


Financial, Legal, Insurance & Corporate - FMC Phytone, Winter Olympic Snowboarder
Transport, Engineering and Construction - Lubrizol, Duck Dastardly
Health & Wellbeing - Richmond Village, The Wizard of Oz
Small Businesses - Stacey's Bakery, Dinghy Duck
Sports, Arts & Education - Belper Women's Institute, 100 years of the WI
Individual - Gordon Smith, Ladybird Duck

Many thanks to the Mayor of Derby, Councillor Mike Carr, and the Lady Mayoress, Cilla Carr, for judging the Best Dressed Duck competition.


Click here to see pictures from this year's event!


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