Duck race raises hundreds

HUNDREDS of plastic ducks were released on to a river in Pill as part of an annual event.

The duck race was held on Sunday, with 300 of the yellow ducks sent down the River Avon, willed on by watching crowds.

The annual duck race is organised by the Pill Rag committee and held to raise money for good causes.

This year all 300 ducks were bought for �1 and more money was raised at Pump Square where there was a bouncy castle, children’s activities and a barbecue. The Duke of Cornwall pub also served refreshments throughout.

The first duck to cross the line was bought by Ian Wilcox, second was Mac Marshall and third was David Anderson, all of whom received a prize.

The novelty prize for the owner of the last duck to cross the line went to Andy Cosway.