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Prepare to go quackers in Stalybridge this weekend
Monday 5th June 2017 @ 12:36 by Adam Higgins
News Stalybridge

Stalybridge is poised to go totally quackers this weekend, in aid of Willow Wood Hospice.

Willow Wood’s annual duck race takes place on Sunday (June 11) on the canal outside the town’s Tesco store in Armentieres Square.

The plastic yellow ducks will be under starters orders on the same day as the town’s artisan market.

This year, the event has been ‘expanded’ to include a new ‘Deluxe Duck’ – available to purchase for £3 – as well as the usual sponsored ‘Basic Duck’ for £1.

You will be able to take the duck home, decorate, paint or theme it, give it a name, return it for the race and afterwards keep it as a souvenir.

Ducks can be sponsored or purchased at the following locations up until Saturday (June 10):

  • Tesco Stalybridge
  • Willow Wood Shop, The Pad, Stalybridge
  • Willow Wood Shop, Grosvenor Street, Stalybridge
  • Willow Wood Hospice, Reception, Ashton
  • RBS, Market Street, Droylsden

This year’s duck race will also include a corporate race, with business-sponsored ducks participating in a race of their own.

The racing gets under way from 10:30am.