Shefford Duck Race marks 20 years with another super day

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge - Credit: Archant

The Shefford Duck Race marked its 20th anniversary in the sweltering heat yesterday, and by all accounts it was another great day.

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge - Credit: Archant

As well as the rubber duckies racing down the River Flit, there were food and drink provided by hosts the Bangkok Lounge, stalls, a bouncy castle and a raffle – with money raised going to Acorn Pre-School and the Mighty Oaks school club.

Acorn Pre-School is the only community pre-school in Shefford and, as a charity, it relies heavily on funds raised at events like the Shefford Duck Race.

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge - Credit: Archant

Bangkok Lounge boss Motin Miah said: “We were delighted to host the event again this year, especially as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Duck Race.

“We pride ourselves on working closely with the community and love to give something back. It was a hugely enjoyable day for all the family and local residents.”

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge - Credit: Archant

There’s another duck race this coming weekend at Arlesey’s Glebe Meadow Nature Reserve.

Ducks will splash into the River Purwell at 2.30pm this Sunday. Games, a barbecue and refreshments will also be on offer.

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge - Credit: Archant

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Tickets are available for £1 – with a first prize of £50, followed by £30 for second place and £10 for third.

All proceeds from the event will go to the town’s Methodist church, St Peter’s Church and Acorn.

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge - Credit: Archant

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge - Credit: Archant

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge

Splashdown at the 2018 Shefford Duck Race. Picture: Bangkok Lounge - Credit: Archant