Published 8 June 2015
The final preparations are under way for the eagerly-awaited Ey Up Mi Duck Race, 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 runs from 11am to 3pm with fun and games for all the family at Cathedral Green, including Scallywags play bus and games for the children, face painting, and stalls to browse. Refreshments will also be available. 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. Tickets are on sale from the Sight Support Derbyshire kiosk at Cathedral Green before noon on the day.
Giant ducks which companies, groups and organisations have sponsored and decorated are starting to arrive at Sight Support Derbyshire’s offices ready for the Best Dressed Duck competition, which will be judged by the new Mayor of Derby, Councillor Paul Pegg, at 12.30pm.
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: “This is going to be a great event with something for all the family to enjoy, even if it’s good weather for ducks on the day.
“The giant ducks are looking fantastic and we’ve had reports of some friendly rivalry going on between businesses in the same building, and different teams working for the same company.
“Our thanks go to Lubrizol and Flint Bishop, whose support is helping fund the cost of the event this year.”