Eastington Duck races took place on 7th July, this annual event feature 200 rubber ducks racing down the river along with all the more traditional features of a village fete.
This year we were lucky to be joined by two brilliant contrasting bands; a steel band, ‘Steel Attraction’ and a rock band, ‘Boxcar Mavericks’ . The music fitted the mood of the event perfectly and really made the day special.
Visitors were also entertained by displays of country dancing, singing and street dancing performed by the children of Eastington Primary School.
There were plenty of stalls to ensure everyone had lots of fun, including competitive activities like Welly Wanging and the assault course and traditional games like Hook-a-Duck. We also had very popular attractions like the Donut Game and the Human Fruit Machine. Our brilliant school volunteers, without whom the event simply couldn’t happen, manned every stall.
Catering was provided by our excellent BBQ team led by Rob along side a very professional bar ran by the brilliant BJ and with Chris providing teas, ice creams and a very popular veggie option.
We are also grateful to our local policing team and HM Coastguard who provided lots of useful information along with brilliant photo opportunities.
The event is organised by the Eastington School Parents Association, which exists to provide additional opportunities for the children of Eastington School, both by running events that they will remember as a key part of their childhood and by providing funding for the school.
Duck Races raised £2,457 this year which added to the income from other events and fund raising efforts means we have raised £8,900, which is an amazing achievement, great thanks go out to all involved.