Largs fundraising branch inherit 1,500 Rubber Ducks

Lifeboats News Release

For many years Largs Rotary Club has organised a fund raising Rubber Duck race in aid of local charities.

The great duck hand over


The great duck hand over

At a certain time of the Year when the town is busy, normally during the annual Viking Festival which is held towards the end of August each Year and attracts visitors from far and wide, the Duck Race takes place.

Unfortunately Largs Rotary Club was disbanded last yea, possibly bringing the popular Duck Race to an end.

Instead, the Rotary Club with their Chairman Ron Muir, pictured, decided not wishing to ‘Duck the Issue’ instead have handed over the organising of the race to the fund raising branch of the RNLI here in Largs offering a wonderful opportunity to bolster much needed funds to keep our lifeboats afloat.

Pictured today Is Rotary Chairman Ron Muir Handing over to Largs RNLI fund raising branch Chair Linn Munton.

On the day, those hopeful of winning a prize, which could be up to £100 gather to watch the Rubber Ducks, each with its own number matching your ticket number attached, are released down a fast flowing burn towards the river Clyde and caught in a net before they take to the sea, the first one to appear under the bridge where the hopefuls filled with anticipation are assembled is the winner.

To take part in the event, tickets,at £1.00 each will be on sale at various outlets including Largs Open Market

Further details on how to obtain you ticket to follow.

The great duck hand over


The great duck hand over

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