Waddle on down to enjoy a quacking good day

Owner Matt Gittings poses in costume with his daughters along with Florence and Francesca who's mum Simmy is running the Milton Keynes Marathon this May to raise funds for the school

Owner Matt Gittings poses in costume with his daughters along with Florence and Francesca who's mum Simmy is running the Milton Keynes Marathon this May to raise funds for the school

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If you are looking for a “quackingly” good, fun-filled family day out this May, Storrington Village Duck Race promises a great range of entertainment for all the family from funfair rides and fantastic food to face-painting and ‘hook a duck’.

Recognised throughout the county as one of the most entertaining and action packed days in the Storrington social calendar, join us from midday on Sunday 11th May at Riverside Walk and Library Car Park to race ducks and raise money for The Friends of Storrington First School.

There will be the regular hotly contested 6 Duck Races, the top ten placed ducks from each of the first 5 races being entered into the final race of the day. Ducks for each race can be bought in advance or on the day from the many volunteers. Cash prizes are on offer for the winning ducks.To add to the fun, there will be a BBQ, ice-cream and candy floss, funfair rides, face painting, traditional coconut shy, ‘bat the rat’ and a huge range of local craft and artisan stalls including Storrington in Bloom. All proceeds from the Duck Race will go to Storrington First School.

Do you want to take part?

Stalls - we are now taking bookings for stalls in our craft area. Stalls are allocated on a first come first serve basis @ £20 per pitch.

Activities – if you wish to run an activity such as bracelet making or plant pot painting for a charge, assuming all the takings are donated to the school, we can offer a free pitch with plenty of opportunity to promote your business and brand.

Entertainment – we offer pitches, first come first serve, on a profit share business but we can only accommodate one coffee stall, one ice-cream van etc so book early

Contact Julie on Julie@fourcade.co.uk / 01903 741546 or Nancy on concordesquires@btinternet.com

Report and pictures contributed by Julie Fourcade.