The Lymm Duck Race is one of Lymm’s annual events and attracts hundreds of locals and visitors to the village. After another fantastic success last year, the Duck Race is going ahead, as per tradition, on Easter Monday (5th April).
Last year’s event raised over £4000 for local charities and community projects including: Cotebrook house, Riding for the Disabled, Steps (a local charity who work with children with limb disorders) and the revitalised Lymm Youth Club.
The Lymm Duck race is organised and run by the Lymm and District Round Table, who, as well as local charities and community projects, have also supported the Haiti appeal this year.
The format will follow last year’s successful programme (why ruin a good plan?). The village is closed to traffic to allow room for children's rides and local food outlets such as the Crazy Catering Company's Hog Roast and Moo Cow coffee van, plus the usual visiting traders.
The road closure makes the village centre a safer place for kids and also lends a little to the carnival atmosphere.
The ducks themselves are already in training and will be launched upstream from the village and will then storm to a photo finish at the village duck pond... honest.
This year it’s hoped that local charities and organisations will come along and help run some stalls. Possible suggestions include: Hook a Duck, Balloon Races, Easter Bonnet Competitions, etc.
Duck tickets will be on sale at The Cross on the three Saturday mornings prior to the event and on the day itself. Try and get your duck early as last year’s queues on the day were very long.
We are selling the £1 ducks as usual but there are also corporate and super sponsorship ducks. If you have a local business, want to support a worthwhile event and gain some publicity then get in touch.
Should you require any further information, wish to sponsor us by way of a super duck or if you are a local charity that wishes to have a stall, Duck-ish or Easter-ish event then please contact us via our website.
This information was kindly provided by Lymm Round Table.
View images of the Duck Race.
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