Great British Duck Race raises £200,000 for charities

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 September 2007 | Newscenter_img On Sunday 2 September 165,000 plastic ducks floated down the River Thames for the inaugural ‘Great British Duck Race’, beating the Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Biggest Charity Duck Race,’ and raising over £200,000 for over 450 good causes.Two thousand spectators watched the face at Hampton Court. Duck number 157791 won the first prize of £10,000, with 29 others winning prizes including £2,000 of furnishings supplied by lead sponsor Bathstore.Over 450 charities from across the UK were involved and benefited from the funds raised. Once the winning ducks were verified by a Guinness World Record adjudicator, a clean-up operation began with the ducks being hooked, packed and ready to be used again next year. Advertisement Great British Duck Race raises £200,000 for charities The organisers, who worked closely with the River Thames Alliance and the Environment Agency, say they will run the event annually.last_img read more