Whitby RNLI quackers about rubber duck race

Lifeboats News Release

Whitby RNLI crew want anyone feeling lucky to sponsor a rubber duck this Sunday (23 October) in Sandsend for the annual duck race.

The ducks cost just £1 a ticket, with a top prize of £100 up for grabs. 

The ducks will be released in Sandsend valley beck at 2pm.

Whitby RNLI’s Coxswain, Mike Russell said: ‘The event is a good laugh and makes for a fun family day out - it is quite a sight when all the ducks tumble down the beck, the kids go quackers!
‘Every pound raised goes towards paying for vital training for the volunteer crew who are on call 24/7 to save lives at sea along our coast.’
Tickets can be purchased on the day or at the lifeboat station in the run up to the event. There are also cash prizes to be won for three runners up.

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