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Whitworth annual duck race
Happy New Year! Whitworth’s annual Duck Race took place this year with a virtual twist. A popular regular event in the Whitworth calendar with around 500 people turning out on the day in this growing event. The pandemic put a spanner in the works this year but the TLC and CLAW volunteers were not put off, they came up with a virtual race.
The ducks were launched by Whitworth Councillor David Chorlton, Chair of the Tourism and Leisure Committee, with support from committee members Councillor Stella Troughton and Alie Salford. The sponsor of the first duck over the line wins £100, with second and third prizes issued of £75 and £50 respectively, and a tenner for the last duck to waddle in. This year we decided to award a spot prize of £10 for an escaped duck too. Watch the video of the race here from 1pm on New Years Day.
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