Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Support our armed forces and buy a duck

Friday, September 14, 2012

Stockton's Mayor is holding a duck race on Stockton’s Riverside to raise money for three armed forces charities.

Councillor Lynne Apedaile will launch the ducks into the River Tees from Castlegate Quay, Stockton on Saturday, 22 September at 12.30pm.

The ducks must travel 200 metres with the first handful to cross the finishing line scooping a range of exciting prizes including a Dawson and Sanderson holiday voucher and dinner for two at Judges Restaurant among others.

The ducks are now on sale at Stockton Market every Wednesday until 19 September and are also available directly from Stockton Council and on the day. Each duck costs £1 with businesses able to buy special larger, corporate ducks for £100 each.

Members of the public are welcome to come along on the day, buy a duck and watch the race from the Riverside.

All proceeds from the day will go towards three charities – The Soldiers, Sailors and Airman Families Association (SSAFA), The Rifles Care for Casualties and The Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund.

Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Lynne Apedaile, said: “It’s so important we show our support and respect for members of all those who have served – or are serving – in our armed forces and all proceeds raised will go to charities and organisations to support veterans and their families.”

“Come along on the day to do your bit, buy a duck and enjoy Stockton’s glorious Riverside.”

For more information about the duck race or to buy a duck please contact (01642) 528161 or email [email protected]