Largs RNLI go quackers for duck race
On Saturday 15 July 2023 the annual Largs RNLI Duck Race took place at the Gogo Burn in Largs.
A quacking good time was had by all at the much anticipated Largs RNLI Duck Race.
Volunteer crew members from Largs RNLI were deployed into Gogo Burn to safety escort the small yellow competitors as they raced down the burn, avoiding rocks, branches and even real life ducks along the way.
In total 1600 small yellow competitors were released into the burn for the big race, with crowds cheering on from the bridges and bankside along the route.
Duck number 764, owned by 10 year old Ollie Barker, was the first lucky duck to cross the finish line, followed by Duck number 210 in second place, owned by volunteer crew member James Welsh, and Duck 712, owned by Ian McCaig, came swimming into third. The owners of the ducks in fourth, fifth and sixth place are also being contacted by the fundraising team.
Linn Munton, Fundraising Chair at Largs RNLI, said, ‘It was fantastic to see so many people out supporting the Largs RNLI Duck Race.
‘My thanks go to all involved in arranging this quacking event, and to all of those who bought a ticket.
‘As a charity we rely on the donations and support we get from the public, this is what enables us to continue saving lives at sea’.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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