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Duck Race – Boxing Day -11AM

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Duck Race – Boxing Day -11AM

Duck Race

(Ducks on sale from Saturday 10th December)

 Boxing Day


At our inaugural race last year the standard was very much set. With a prize for the best dressed duck, along with a prize for winning duck.

Ducks are £5, and advised to reserve in advance.  A fantastic fun event for the whole family as their ducks race down the village stream – which is pretty fast flowing.

As usual we are raising funds for a charity that is personally very close to us. At three weeks old our son Thomas (now rising five and in full health) developed a life threatening illness that passed between Mum and Baby at birth. For four days Thomas literally fought for his life.

Few have heard of the infection Group B Strep, yet it is the most common cause of life threatening infection (meningitis and/or septicaemia) in newborn babies and effects over 700 babies each year, with a high percentage having life changing effects. It also carries a 25% mortality rate. Yet the UK is one of the few western nations who do not discuss or test for it as routine during ante-natal care. If detected it is easily treatable during labour.

The charity is Group B Strep Support (GBSS) who work tirelessly to raise awareness and prevent the infection.

The Dragon Boats, back in the summer raised £550 organised by Melcombe Regis Rotary Club and they have kindly donated a further £150 to kick start the launch of this years Duck Race.

You can read more about the charity and its efforts here

We look forward to seeing you.
Best wishes
Jo & Lee

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