A Duck Race with a Difference

Stone Town Mayor Councillor Jim Davies with the remainder of the ducks, with Stone Lion Kristan Green

Most readers will be aware of the loss of all but a few of Stone Lions 1100 plastic ducks which perished in a barn fire at the beginning of June. Although their demise put an end to the Duck Race, at least for this year, the Lions were unwilling to ‘duck their responsibilities’ and decided to carry on regardless. Prizes had already been sourced for the winners of the race and therefore a draw took place instead.

At midday on Saturday July 8th 2017, in Westbridge Park, Stone Town Mayor Councillor Jim Davies led a group of Stone Lions as they observed a one minute silence in memory of the deceased ducks, as a recognition of their contribution to well over £20,000 that the Duck Race had raised for good causes over the years, before officiating at the Club’s first ever Duckless Duck Race Draw.

 

The winning tickets were as follows:

1st Prize £100 Argos Vouchers – ticket number 1124

2nd Prize Wedgwood Cream Tea Experience for Two – ticket number 899

3rd Prize World of Wedgwood Annual Family Pass – ticket number 430

4th Prize £30 Meal Voucher courtesy of Granville’s. Stone – ticket number 867

All winners have been notified and prizes distributed.

The Duckless Duck Race Draw raised £1,365.69 and, as always, Stone Lions would like to thank everyone who supported the event by donating prizes and buying tickets.