April 24, 2011
Brue duck race raises funds for Burnham carnival club
crowd of spectators turned out to watch the unusual spectacle
of dozens of rubber ducks floating down the River Brue on Saturday
(April 23rd) when Burnham-On-Sea
Lions Club held its annual fundraising duck race.
traditional event sees dozens of sponsored ducks being released
into the estuary near Burnham Sailing Club before being scooped
out further downstream, with the quickest winning their sponsor
year's race raised funds for Burnham's Hillview Juvenile Carnival
Club and several of the organisation's youngsters were invited
along to watch Saturday's event.
Organiser Andrew Bryant told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This year's
event helped Hillview continue the great job they do in keeping
up the carnival tradition in Burnham and Higbridge."
of the slow outgoing tide and high wind we had to use the short
course for the race and a number of ducks had to be rescued -
although thankfully none were injured!"
eventual winners were ducks sponsors Linda Colman, Deb Whiting
and Richard Coe.
"Our congratulations go to the winners and everyone who
sponsored the ducks. Particular thanks also go to the members
of Hillview JCC who sold them and to the members of Burnham Boat
Owners Club who so patiently indulged the landlubber Lions!"
Pictured are the scenes at Burnham Sailing Club on Saturday
when the traditional duck race was held and, below, the Hillview