Here are the photos from the event last year.
Ahead of performing at the Duck Race, Gatling Camel are pleased to announce an exclusive gig at The Anchor on Saturday 10th May….show your support for two school Dads and their desire to rock…..
GATLING CAMEL – Rapid Fire Rock, Blues, Reggae & Soul that won’t give you the hump
Gatling Camel combines the groove of classic soul with rythmn and blues (Redding rather than Rihanna) and the fire of rock from Cream to 90’s classics.
Have you bought your DUCKS yet…..if not here’s when and where you can choose your runners and riders: Ducks will be available at;
Mansell McTaggerts from now until Saturday 10th May
outside Waitrose Saturday 3rd May 10am – 12pm
Place Villerest 9.30 – 11.30 Friday 9th May
Only £1 a DUCK….
If you have ever been to the Duck Race, you will know how much fun it is for all the family.
To make the web site look great, we want to have lots of lovely photos from the day so we are running a competition.
Please share your photos from the day on the Storrington Duck Race Facebook page and we will pick the best photo.
The winner will receive a Duck Onesie just like the one you will see walking around on the day…..
Terms and Conditions
– Please only post your own images from the day
– DO NOT post images unless you have express permission from all those who are identifiable.
– Please note that, having posted an image, responsibility lies with you to ensure such permission has been secured
– The Storrington Duck Race Facebook Page is a public group and can be seen by all
– Nancy Squires and Julie Fourcade will select the winning image and the winner will be informed by 16th May, the prize will be ordered to size and may take a few weeks to arrive
– FOSS reserve the right to use the winning image in pr activities
– the judge’s decision is final and no communication will be entered into
I am excited to attend my first Duck Race in Storrington which I know is an key community event as well as the main fundraiser for our school swimming pool.
Our heated pool will open early May and be used by children right through until September both for fun after school sessions as well as swimming lessons both during and after school. Swimming is an important life skill and I am delighted that we are able to offer this in school to our pupils – something that simply would not be possible without the help, support and tremendous amount of hard work put in by Friends of Storrington School (FOSS).
I do hope you and your family enjoy the day and will continue to support FOSS events and the community businesses that sponsor the Duck Race.
Storrington Duck Race has evolved from just 200 ducks in a stream to an annual event which involves community and commercial stalls alongside funfair rides and a car boot sale.
The event is co-ordinated by the Friends of Storrington First School, a registered charity. and really grows each year. All profits made by the school go directly to promoting a rewarding environment for the pupils.
A team of Mums and dads also run side stalls such as Name a Duck, Hook a Duck and a BBQ with locally sourced Burgers and Sausages.
And of course, don’t forget the ducks. 2,000 ducks are sold at £1 each and our volunteers herd them down the stream in 5 races.The last race, a final is always exciting and cash prizes are rewarded.
This event would not happen without the support of the school, parent helpers and local businesses and organisations, all contributing to it’s success.
Let’s hope it continues for many more years to come.
If you are looking for a “quackingly” good, fun-filled family day out this May, Storrington Village Duck Race promises a great range of entertainment for all the family from funfair rides and fantastic food to face-painting and ‘hook a duck’.
Recognised throughout the county as one of the most entertaining and action packed days in the Storrington social calendar, join us from midday on Sunday 11th May at Riverside Walk and Library Car Park to race ducks and raise money for The Friends of Storrington First School.
There will be the regular hotly contested 6 Duck Races, the top ten placed ducks from each of the first 5 races being entered into the final race of the day. Ducks for each race can be bought in advance or on the day from the many volunteers. Cash prizes are on offer for the winning ducks.
To add to the fun, there will be a BBQ, ice-cream and candy floss, funfair rides, face painting, traditional coconut shy, ‘bat the rat’ and a huge range of local craft and artisan stalls including Storrington in Bloom.
All proceeds from the Duck Race will go to Storrington First School.
DO YOU WANT TO TAKE PART?
STALLS – we are now taking bookings for stalls in our craft area.
Stalls are allocated on a first come first serve basis @ £20 per pitch.
ACTIVITIES – if you wish to run an activity such as bracelet making or plant pot painting for a charge, assuming all the takings are donated to the school, we can offer a free pitch with plenty of opportunity to promote your business and brand.
ENTERTAINMENT – we offer pitches, first come first serve, on a profit share business but we can only accommodate one coffee stall, one ice-cream van etc so book early.
Use the form below to contact FOSS.