Ducking and diving for a fantastic cause

The Leyland Rotary Club's duck race on the River Lostock, Western Drive, Leyland
The Leyland Rotary Club's duck race on the River Lostock, Western Drive, Leyland
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Families had a ‘quacking’ good time at the Leyland Rotary Club’s annual duck race on Monday.

Hundreds of people flocked to the River Lostock on Western Drive to watch as the rubber ducks were thrown into the water for the race.

People paid to sponsor a duck, and the winners went home with prizes.

More than £3,000 was raised for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation and local causes from the event, which Rotary member Anthony Pierce said was a brilliant day out.

“The whole embankment was full of people, and many families were having picnics,” he said. “The weather was great and it was just the perfect way to spend a Bank Holiday.

“I think around 500 people showed up, and the mayor of South Ribble, Coun Colin Clark, and his wife Margaret, also attended.”

He added: “It was a real family day out. The burger van ran out of buns, and the ice-cream van did pretty well too, so it was a good event for everyone
involved.”

- For more pictures from the event, see this week’s Leyland Guardian.