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Fancy a waddle? You would be Quackers to miss it!

There is only one place to be on Sunday 7th May and that is at the annual Storrington Village Duck Race which promises thrills and spills as the ducks race to glory alongside a great range of entertainment for all.

Join us from midday on Sunday 7th May at Riverside Walk and Library Car Park to race ducks and raise money for the Friends of Storrington First School.

There will more hotly contested races this year with 6 heats; the top ten ducks from each heat being entered into the Grand Finale, making 7 races in all.

Ducks for each race are on sale now and can be bought in advance in the days leading up to the big day, or on the day itself from the many volunteers in the village. Prizes are on offer for each of the heats with Cash prizes available for the winning ducks in the Grand Finale.

To add to the fun, there will be fun-fair rides and face-painting, craft stalls, music, ice-cream and cakes plus the ever popular BBQ.

All proceeds from the Duck Race will go to Storrington First School to provide and maintain facilities and equipment for the children.

The Duck Race team are still taking bookings for stands so if you have an idea for a stall or a craft business that you want to promote please get in touch with georgedelarue@hotmail.co.uk.

And the Car Boot is back! Car boot pitches are £10 each. Set up from 10.30 for a midday start. Limited number of spaces available. Either turn up on the day, or book in advance via foss.school@aol.co.uk.

But we couldn’t do it without our sponsors so we would like to thank:

Our star sponsors – Anderson Roundtree Solicitors and Arun Veterinary Group.

Alan’s IT solutions
Barclays bank
Campbell fire Ltd
Chanctonbury Lions Club
Chantry Green
Clark and Charlesworth
Community chores
Crossways veterinary group
Doodley dogs
Fernholdt Barber Lounge
Fowlers estate agents
Funnels furnishings
GC shoe repairs
Graham and Cadell
Henry Adams estate agents
Impulse leisure
Joanna’s boutique tearooms
Mansell McTaggart
MJ cars
0J motors
Rhino rentals
Southdowns bikes
SPC physiotherapy
St Barnabas House
Storrington auto repairs
Storrington scouts
Storrington vipers FC
Sussex local
Tesco
The Card Shop
13 Church Street
Village Green kitchens
Waitrose
Wall Bros

And to our race sponsors:

FOSSers Dunking Ducklings
It’s all gone Quackers – South Downs bikes
Quack national – Fowlers estate agents
Game of ducks – impulse leisure
Animal Quackers – cross Ways vets
Stakes race – Sussex local
Anderson Roundtree and Arun vets grand final

Well done to everyone who waddled with us on 8th May at the Storrington Village Duck Race

Well done to everyone who waddled with us on 8th May at the Storrington Village Duck Race

Raising a staggering £5792.43 for Storrington First School, the 2016 annual village Duck Race has been applauded as one of the best by everyone who came and the sun certainly did shine for the occasion.

Put on by the friends and family of Storrington First School alongside the ever-eager teachers and a fair few helpful pupils too, the day was a triumph of food, fun and feather flapping fast-ness as the Ducks raced for a place in the last race and the chance to win cash prizes.

Stealing the show as ever was the sizzling Dad’s BBQ where a record number of burgers and sausages were hand served to a never-ending queue of eager eaters happy to wait in line for a feast from the fathers.

The cake stall gave the BBQ a run for its money this year with the table struggling to take the weight of all the home made treats and tasties to put Mary Berry to shame….it seems Storrington really does have bakery talent.

“We are delighted with how everything went this year”, said the organising team.  “We would like to thank everyone involved, who helped in any capacity, and all those who came along to support us again this year.”  “All proceeds from the Duck Race will go to Storrington First School and it’s such a worthy cause supporting our children in their learning and development. It’s a delight to be able to create a fun day like this knowing how valued it is by the community. Roll on 2017….”

WILL YOU WADDLE DOWN TO RIVERSIDE WALK ON 8TH MAY?

If you are looking for a fun-filled family day out this May, the annual Storrington Village Duck Race promises  thrills &  spills as the Ducks race to glory alongside a great range of entertainment for all the family.

Join us from midday on Sunday 8th 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 in the village in the weeks leading up to the big day. Cash prizes are on offer for the winning ducks.

To add to the entertainment, there will be fun-fair rides and face-painting, craft stalls and gourmet coffee as well as bric-a-brac and the ever popular Dad’s BBQ which will this year be given a run for its money by a mouth-watering cake stall.

All proceeds from the Duck Race will go to Storrington First School.

BOOK YOUR STAND NOW!

The Duck Race team are taking bookings for stands now so if you have an idea for a stall or a craft business you want to promote, get in touch with info@storringtonduckrace.co.uk and one of us will get in touch.

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE AND FOLLOW SAM THE DUCK’S BLOG

For the latest info, stand news and Sam the Duck blogs, log onto http://www.storringtonduckrace.co.uk/

For more press information contact Julie Fourcade on 01903 741546 or julie@fourcade.co.uk