5th Dec, 2016

Raising cash will be water off a duck's back for Stratford Rotary

Stratford Editorial 3rd Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THEY’RE getting ready to go quackers in Stratford.

Stratford Rotary Club is preparing for the first Shakespeare Duck Race on Saturday August 27.

Around 1,000 rubber ducks will be launched at 2pm below the weir at Lucy’s Mill – opposite Holy Trinity Church – and there will be prizes for the first ducks to make it to the bridge.

Tickets are now on sale and money raised will go to the Shakespeare Hospice’s new Children and Young People’s services and other local good causes.

There will be a cash prize of £150 for the winning duck, £100 for the runner-up, and £50 for third place. A fourth prize of a family ticket has been donated by Stratford Butterfly Farm.

Rotary spokesman John Rees said: “This is the first year Stratford Rotary has run a Duck Race, and we’re planning for it to be an annual event. We hope the people of Stratford will get behind us and help us raise lots of money for this great cause.”

Entry is £2 per duck, with supporters receiving an allocated a number which co-ordinates with a numbered duck.

Enter online at https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/stratford-rotary/shakespeareduckrace. Tickets will also be on sale at Shakespeare Hospice’s Summer Fete on July 30 in the grounds of the hospice, from noon to 4pm) where Rotary will have a stand, and Morrisons in Stratford on July 23 and August 7.