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Sunny Duck Races Bring Wincanton Community Together & Raises £500 VIDEO

Monday 9 June 2014, 15:54
By Mandy Cochrane

A wonderful sunny afternoon brought out droves of Wincanton families to enjoy the Duck Races at the Recreation Ground on Sunday 18th May, an annual fundraising event organised by the PTFA of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School.

It was an afternoon of fun for all ages, with face painting, hair braiding, hook a duck, cakes, sweets, welly-wanging and refreshments. The CATCH team was also represented, which has taken such an initiative in making improvements to the River Cale environment in recent months.

Duck racing in the River Cale

The twenty duck races were the main event, however and attracted young and old alike to the riverbank (and into the river!) to cheer on their ducks. The winners were:

1. Jack Jarvis
2. Emily Ruppersbery
3. Cameron Seager
4. Gemma Prior
5. Harriet Osborne
6. Thomas Williams
7. Zuzanna Felska
8. Margaret Fawcett
9. Karen Newman
10. Karen E Williams
11. Adam Rolls
12. Ruby Lee
13. Hannah Colston
14. Charley Snook
15. Daisy Sutherland
16. Rainbow
17. Nicola Tinsley
18. Amy Cutts
19. Sara Brownsey and Elijah Taylor
20. Julie Hibbard

The winner of the final race was Julie Hibbard with duck number 20, who got to choose between a family day pass at Butlins or Farmer Palmers for her prize.

Our Lady's Annual Duck Race 2014, dry-side

The PTFA of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Primary School put a great deal of work into organising and promoting the event, which raised approximately £500.00 This will help towards the cost of extra resources for the children at school throughout the year, such as play equipment, school trips etc.


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