Skipton Rotary Duck Race - see DETAILS for results

Wed 18th November 2020 at 8.00 am - Thu 31st December 2020 - 11.00 pm

A virtual Duck Race with cash prizes. Ducks cost just £1 each and are only available online. First place £100, 2nd £50 and 3rd £25.


A video of the races is now available to watch please use the link below


Apologies for the reduced quality of the video but Stirton broadband is poor!

Hello and Happy New Year

Welcome to the results of the Skipton Rotary Virtual Duck Race.  Ducks travelled from far afield to enter with contestants from Australia, mainland Europe and Ireland – 1474 ducks in total.

Together with duck sales and donations we have raised just over £2,000 to be shared by our three chosen charities who all work educating and feeding children – School in a Bag, Mary’s Meals and Kids at School in Nepal.

Thanks to all those that supported this event, those who promoted the race Drystone Radio, Rombolds Radio, Stray FM and Rotary Radio UK. And our local paper the Craven Herald.  Finally, a big thank you to Stevens Wealth Management and T N Cook Ltd for their assistance.

The biggest thank you though goes to all those who bought ducks.

The winners are:-

1st duck no 635 owned by Barry of Bristol who wins £100.

2nd duck no 1367 owned by Jay from Skipton who collects £50

And 3rd duck no 368 owned by Cath from Cullingworth who receives £25

Well done everybody and thank you for taking part.

Skipton Rotary International Team

Background to the charities we are supporting

School in a Bag -  Luke Simon founded the charity, the Piers Simon Appeal, in 2005, shortly after his brother Piers sadly lost his life in the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. 

A SchoolBag can transform the way in which children can be taught and therefore learn – your gift can be a passport to a future life free from poverty.  They support children in all countries regardless of race, politics or religion.  They work with local partners on the ground thus empowering them within their communities.  Every SchoolBag is numbered and trackable providing complete donor transparency.

Mary’s Meals -Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow founded Mary’s Meals in 1993, the Charity’s

vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.  By providing a daily meal in a place of learning, we meet the immediate needs of hungry children and encourage them to go to school to gain an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.

KASIN (Kids at School in Nepal) – Founded in 2005 their mission is to ensure all children have the right to a decent education. They are helping children from disadvantaged communities in rural Nepal to realise their full potential.  They help by rebuilding a Primary school, building a girl’s hostel, funding an after-school club, providing the annual food for a children’s hostel and sponsoring 80 of the neediest children to attend school. They are also seeking to fund teacher training, school equipment & resources and a 5-Year Community Plan for the village of Tamang Kharka.

Information about the Duck Race

The race is being promoted by The Rotary Club of Skipton Trust Fund

All proceeds will be collected through The Rotary Club of Skipton Trust Fund - Registered Charity no 502427

The funds from all ducks sold will be shared by Kids at School in Nepal, School in a Bag, Mary’s Meals and Rotary International charities

Cash prizes for 1st place £100, 2nd place £50 and 3rdplace £25 will be paid after 3rd January 2021 and have been generously sponsored by Stevens Wealth Management Ltd, Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management

A video of the virtual races will be available to view on our website from 11.00am on 3rdJanuary 2021

No personal information will be passed by Skipton Rotary to any third party and any contact will only be in respect of race administration.

No ducks were harmed in the creation of this race!

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(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)