Ey Up Mi Duck Race - Sight Support Derbyshire

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About Ey Up Mi Duck Race - Sight Support Derbyshire

GET YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW FOR ANNUAL RACE Now is the time to get your ducks in a row ready for the colourful Ey Up Mi Duck Race, which returns to Derby on Saturday 9th June. The annual event is Sight Support Derbyshire's biggest fundraiser, and sees giant decorated plastic ducks and thousands of little ones take to the River Derwent for a race through the city centre. This year's race takes place at a new venue − behind Riverlights at Derby River Gardens. It is accompanied by a family fun day with stalls, refreshments and more from 11am to 3pm. The race will start at 1.30pm, with the winners announced at 2.45pm. Giant yellow ducks are now on sale for £30 each, ready to be decorated and entered in the hotly-contested Best Dressed Duck competition, which is judged at 12pm on race day. Lynda Raven, Fundraising Manager for Sight Support Derbyshire, said: The race is our highlight of the year. Whatever the weather, it's always a great event, and this year we have a major sponsor on board, T.C. Harrison Ford of Derby, which means our fundraising can get off to a flying start. Tickets to sponsor little plastic ducks are £1 each. Books are available to sell by calling Sight Support Derbyshire on 01332 287027. The office can also take card payments by phone for tickets. On the race day, they will be on sale until 12 noon at Riverlights. The prize for the first little duck past the post is £250 cash, donated by the event sponsors, T.C. Harrison Ford of Derby. Last year's Duck Race raised over £5,200 for the charity, which specialises in providing face-to-face practical help for local blind and partially sighted people, as well as offering emotional support, social opportunities and activities for visually impaired children. Sight Support Derbyshire is also seeking stallholders and entertainers who are interested in coming to the event. To find out more, email fundraising@sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk or call 01332 287027. Duck race updates can be found at www.sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk/events, or follow the Facebook event from our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SightSupDerbys

Opening times

Open during

Term Time

Opening times

  • Sat (11:00 - 15:00)
Age Groups

Caters for the following age groups

0 months To 99 years
Special Needs area of experience

Visual impairment,

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