Preparations start for Maidenhead Duck Derby

James Harrison

James Harrison

Preparations start for Maidenhead Duck Derby

Rubber ducks are set to take over the River Thames for the annual Maidenhead Duck Derby.

The event, which is now in its 32nd year, is set to see thousands of the yellow bath toys drifting down the river when they are released on Sunday, May 22.

The accompanying Family Fun Day is due to start from 1pm, before Maidenhead Sea Cadets release the imitation mallards to start the race at about 4.30pm.

Club members Peter Skinner said: “We’ve been organising the Duck Derby for many years so that it has become one of the best known social and fundraising events in the town.

“It is specifically designed to help other charities, particularly the smaller lesser known ones and it gives them a platform and opportunity to promote their profile and to raise much needed funds.

“Anyone can come along to the Fair, have a chat with the stallholders, and even get involved if they are interested’.

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