Christmas Quackers Duck Race returns to Bury St Edmunds to raise money for charity

The Christmas Quackers Race takes place on Sunday, November 26 at 2pm. Picture: ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE

The Christmas Quackers Race takes place on Sunday, November 26 at 2pm. Picture: ST NICHOLAS HOSPICE CARE - Credit: Archant

A sea of green plastic ducks will race down a Bury St Edmunds river later this month in a bid to raise money for a town hospice.

The Green Ducks Christmas Quackers Race, which takes place on Sunday, November 26, at 2pm, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice, is expected to draw a crowd at the Abbey Gardens stretch of river.

The owner of the first duck past the finishing post will win a Christmas tree, a turkey and a hamper full of goodies.

Rachel Card, hospice corporate fundraiser, said: “This year we want to encourage as many as possible to get involved and support the hospice and we hope the Christmas Quackers Duck Race will be a fun opportunity for people to do so.

“The sea of green ducks in the river, not the usually variety you would expect to see, will create quite a sight and it will be a lot of fun so if you can please come and join us.”


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Each green duck costs £2, with no limit on the number people can buy, and every entrant also has the chance to name their duck.

All proceeds for the event will go to the hospice thanks to sponsorship from Green Duck IT Support and Services, of Western Way, in Bury St Edmunds.

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Mathew Green, managing director of Green Duck, said: “We are delighted to once again be sponsoring this year’s Christmas Quackers duck race to help raise much-needed funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

“Several of the people working here and their loved ones have personally experienced the support offered by the hospice and this event is the perfect way for us, as a company to get involved.

“As a local business, we are keen to support our local community and are excited to be able to support the hospice again.”

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