The Mayor of Stockton will be holding a duck race on Stockton’s Riverside to raise money for three armed forces charities.
Councillor Barbara Inman will launch the ducks into the River Tees from Infinity Marine Café on Saturday 28 June at 1.45pm.
The ducks must travel 200 metres with the first handful to cross the finishing line scooping a range of exciting prizes including family tickets to Green Howards Museum, a limited edition statue of a WW1 Tommy and vouchers to any restaurant on Hartlepool Marina.
Members of the public are invited to buy a duck to participate in the fundraiser event. Each duck costs £1 with businesses able to buy special larger, corporate ducks for £100 each.
The ducks will be on sale from next Monday, 16 June. They can be purchased from the Rediscover Shop on Stockton High Street, the Castlegate Centre or directly from Stockton Council until Friday 20 June. They will also be available on the day of the race at Infinity Marine Café.
All proceeds will go to three charities - Rifles, The Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund and 1 Close Support Battalion REME.
The Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Barbara Inman said: “It’s so important that we show our support and respect for servicemen and women both past and present. The proceeds raised will go to charities and organisations to support veterans and their families.
“Why not come along on the day, show your support and enjoy this fundraising event on Stockton’s Riverside.”
The event is part of Stockton’s first ever Pirate Day. Visitors will be able to enjoy a range of activities including craft stalls, goody boxes, Captain Jack's Pirate Parties and live music.
For more information about the duck race or to buy a duck please contact (01642) 528161 or email [email protected]