More than 1,000 ducks race down Rayne river

PUBLISHED: 10:50 31 March 2016 | UPDATED: 10:50 31 March 2016

Duck ready and waiting at the start line. Picture: Celia Bartlett Photography

Duck ready and waiting at the start line. Picture: Celia Bartlett Photography

Copyright © 2016 Celia Bartlett Photography

The annual duck race organised by 1st Rayne Scouts took place on Easter Monday with 1,260 ducks being released into Pod’s Brook and floating down to the derelict bridge – where the brook narrows – raising over £1,000 for the scouts. They were helped by scouts along the way when the ducks got stuck.

The event, watched by about 150 
people on the day took place after a lot of rain.

Beaver Scouts leader Roman Kukiewicz said: “The water was high and fast but that was good for the ducks.”

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