Friends' Duck Race
14th April 2019
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The sun shone, but there was a keen, cool easterly breeze this year for the Friends' Duck Race held on the Village Recreation Ground a week earlier than usual because of the return to school immediately after Easter Monday.  Those attending were greeted with the usual variety of stalls and the chocolate tombola had a long queue throughout the afternoon until all the Easter Eggs had been won.  Hot food, provided by the Mayo family (Maydown Farm), was in great demand but cream teas, hot drinks and cakes were also popular.  The pig racing generated a great deal of noise and a healthy profit as did the 'sieving for treasure', name the rabbit and teddy tombola stalls.  Parent, Laura Mayo, brought two hand-reared lambs and ran a competition to name one of them.  Kaitlyn Wellman ran a coconut shy to raise money for her forthcoming scouting trip to the USA and the Parish Council ran a bottle tombola in aid of (and to raise awareness of) the playground improvements, phase one of which is to be implemented shortly. 

Thanks to everyone involved - the magnificent sum of around £1200 was raised in support of the School.

Thanks to the Bridport Rotary Club for the loan of the ducks, to all those who 'sold' ducks - especially the Post Office, the Three Horseshoes Pub and Kitchen and Central Stores - and to those parents who braved the cold water in the River Bride to keep the ducks flowing and gather them all up at the end.