Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

PICTURES: Hundreds enjoy Great Duck Derby in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 11:37 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:05 11 July 2017

Alfie and Poppy Harvey at the Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7061. Picture: Terry Ife

Alfie and Poppy Harvey at the Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7061. Picture: Terry Ife

Archant

Families went quackers for the Lions Club of Sidmouth’s Great Duck Derby on the River Sid in The Byes on Sunday (July 9).

President, Alex Blyth at the Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7067. Picture: Terry IfePresident, Alex Blyth at the Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7067. Picture: Terry Ife

Each year, the event raises thousands of pounds for local charities and worthy causes. It comprises two big races down the River Sid – one featuring little yellow ducks, sponsored by members of the public; the other with red ducks sponsored by local business organisations.

There was also ‘duck and spoon’ races, a bouncy castle, a big slide, plus fun games for children.

The lucky ‘owners’ of the first 19 yellow ducks to pass the finishing line, by the Waterloo Bridge weir, received prize money from just over £1,000 of cash prizes.

Proceeds from the Corporate Duck Race are used for the benefit of charitable organisations chosen by the three winners. Sidmouth Lions also stipulate that, in order to conform with the charitable ethos of Lions Clubs International, the winners’ donations/chosen charities must each be for the welfare of mankind and preferably within East Devon.

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7073. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7073. Picture: Terry Ife

More in Friday’s Sidmouth Herald.

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7074. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7074. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7077. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7077. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7081. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7081. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7083. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7083. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7084. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7084. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7086. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7086. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7087. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7087. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7088. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7088. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7092. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7092. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7093. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7093. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7099. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7099. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7100. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7100. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7102. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7102. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7104. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7104. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7105. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7105. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7106. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7106. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7112. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7112. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7116. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7116. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7119. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7119. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7120. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7120. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7122. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7122. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7123. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7123. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7124. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7124. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7125. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7125. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7127. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7127. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7128. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7128. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7129. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7129. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7135. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7135. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7136. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7136. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7138. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7138. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7142. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7142. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7143. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7143. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7145. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7145. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7148. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7148. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7149. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7149. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7150. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7150. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7151. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7151. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7153. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7153. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7155. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7155. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7156. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7156. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7157. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7157. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7158. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7158. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7162. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7162. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7164. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7164. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7169. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7169. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7171. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7171. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7173. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7173. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7174. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7174. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7175. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7175. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7177. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7177. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7178. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7178. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7180. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7180. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7182. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7182. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7184. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7184. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7189. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7189. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7193. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7193. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7194. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7194. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7196. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7196. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7198. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7198. Picture: Terry Ife

The Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7202. Picture: Terry IfeThe Sidmouth Lions Great Duck Derby. Ref shs 28-17TI 7202. Picture: Terry Ife

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

53 minutes ago

School is out forever for a popular Ottery teacher who has retired after more than three decades in the classroom.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:55

A charismatic businessman who used his gift of the gab to shape Sidmouth in the 1960s and ’70s will be a tough act to follow.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:51

“Police would like to make residents aware of a burglary in Sidbury. Police are also reminding residents to ensure that their property is secure.”

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

A chain is looking to invest a six-figure sum to fully refurbish a ‘true locals’ pub’ in Sidmouth – but it needs to find a new publican first.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:55

A café and deli is set to open on Christmas Day and to youngsters on Friday evenings after new owners took over.

Read more
Wed, 17:30

Scores of youngsters have had timely training in how to spot dangers on the beach and in the ocean from Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club.

Read more
Wed, 16:13

Hundreds of people from all walks of life lined the streets of Sidmouth for a Mardi Gras-style send-off that would have ‘gob-smacked’ a popular town character.

Read more
Wed, 12:41

Rugby club photos from 1977 annual dinner found in the Sidmouth Herald’s picture archive.

Read more
Wed, 12:23

The television and radio broadcaster posed for a selfie with the 92-year-old from Tipton St John.

Read more
Wed, 08:46

Inspectors say school’s hard work is paying off to be rated across the board.

The school previously required improvement in its last report two years ago.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications