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Ducks get set to race

10:00 10 July 2014

Lions president Graham Rossiter releases the corporate ducks with the help of Alexa Baker from Sid Vale Community Productions. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 7625-29-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders

Lions president Graham Rossiter releases the corporate ducks with the help of Alexa Baker from Sid Vale Community Productions. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 7625-29-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on Photo Orders


Hundreds of floating bath toys will be set loose once again when Sidmouth Lions Club’s Great Duck Derby returns to the River Sid.

The annual extravaganza brought in £5,500 for good causes in 2013 and this year’s takings will go the group’s charity activities, the Exeter and East Devon Samaritans and the Sidmouth Hospital Comforts Fund.

Tickets are now on sale for the races, on Sunday, July 20, and can be purchased for £1 each from 10am to 5pm at the Lions stand outside the Co-op in High Street from July 8 to 11, and July 15 to 18, and outside the Woolbrook Lidl, 10am to 5pm, on July 12 and 19.

They are also available from Annies in Old Fore Street and from Cards @ 83 in High Street, or from Sidmouth Lions on the day.

The ‘owners’ of the first 19 ducks past the finishing line will receive a share of more than £1,000 of cash prizes.

Red ducks are also on offer to businesses for donations of at least £5, and proceeds of the race will go to the East Devon-based charities chosen by the sponsors of the three winners.

The day kicks off in the Byes with a duck and spoon race at 2.15pm, followed by the corporate duck race at 2.45pm and the main event at 3pm.

For more information, call Chris Rignall on 01395 577450 or email


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