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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

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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 Ife President, 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.

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