Grundisburgh Duck Race raises £2,654 for new scout hut

Grundisburgh Duck Race gets underway.Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Grundisburgh Duck Race gets underway.Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

A flotilla of 2,000 rubber ducks bobbed its way along a Suffolk stream as part of an annual race raising funds for a new scout hut.

Oliver Heather-Hayes and Annabel Turnbull check out some of the competitors. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Oliver Heather-Hayes and Annabel Turnbull check out some of the competitors. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

Organisers of the ninth Grundisburgh Duck Race said this year’s event was the most successful yet, raising an impressive £2,654.

Each year, the ducks set off from Williams Stores on the village green and travel down the stream - a tributary of the river Lark - passing under the main road, around some houses before finishing at the Parish Rooms.

Spectators at the recent event were invited to buy as many of the numbered entrants as they wish, with prizes offered to the person who has backed the winner.

Scout leader Stuart Ross, how helped organise the race said it was very popular with young families.

Sam Brown at the duck race. Picture: NIGEL BROWN

Sam Brown at the duck race. Picture: NIGEL BROWN - Credit: Archant

“It’s fun for the kids to watch and there are lots of side shows going on,” he added.

Funds raised at the event go towards buying a new hut for the Grundisburgh Scouts.