Ducks get ready for their big day
Hebden Bridge Rotary Club members have been dusting off ducks ahead of a major fundraising event.
Thousands of people will go quackers in Hebden Bridge when the annual duck race returns on Monday, April 1.
Every year the ducks are checked for damage, cleaned and prepared for the big race.
Rotary Club president David Murray said: “It was a huge job as we have over 7,000 ducks in stock but they all have to be in pristine condition, ready for the big day.”
Tickets, costing £1 each, are now available to purchase from shops and pubs in Hebden Bridge displaying the Duck Race poster. Rotary club members will also be selling tickets from a stall in St George’s Square on the three weekends before the race and on race day.
All proceeds from the event will go to a wide variety of charities and good causes in the form of grants and donations.
Recently, the club has given £500 to the Hebden Bridge Overgate Hospice shop, £1,270 to the Calder Valley Club, £500 to Wadsworth Community Association and £750 to Stubb Field Community Association (Mytholmroyd).
For more information, visit www.hebdenbridgerotary.org.uk.
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