Sea of green ducks race down Bury St Edmunds river to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care

The St Nicholas Hospice Care duck race in the Abbey Gardens on the last day of the Christmas Fayre.

The St Nicholas Hospice Care duck race in the Abbey Gardens on the last day of the Christmas Fayre. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

A sea of green plastic ducks raced their way down a Bury St Edmunds river to raise money for a hospice based in the town.

The St Nicholas Hospice Care duck race in the Abbey Gardens on the last day of the Christmas Fayre.

The St Nicholas Hospice Care duck race in the Abbey Gardens on the last day of the Christmas Fayre. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The Green Duck’s Christmas Quackers Race took place yesterday at the Abbey Gardens stretch of the River Lark, and the event was in aid of Bury St Edmunds-based St Nicholas Hospice Care.

The lucky owner of the first duck past the finishing post received a Christmas tree, turkey, as well as a hamper filled with goodies.

Each green duck cost £2 and all proceeds from the event went to the hospice thanks to sponsorship from Green Duck IT Support and Services, of Western Way, Bury.

St Nicholas Hospice Care provides help, advice and support to people in West Suffolk and Thetford in the final chapters of their life, who are living with long-term and life-threatening illnesses.


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Their services also extend to families and friends of patients.

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