Community turn up for charity duck race

Crowds of people lined the banks of the Joey the Swan Recreation Ground for the 2019 Wistaston Duck Race.

The community gathered for the fun family fundraiser, which took place on Saturday 7th September.

Organised by members of the Wistaston Community Council and sponsored by Bloor Homes, this year’s duck race had 825 plastic ducks entered.

James Clark, Regional Sales Director at Bloor Homes North West, said: “As a family-owned company which prides itself on supporting the local communities in which we build, we were delighted to sponsor the 2019 Wistaston Duck Race.

“The event was a fantastic occasion which helped to raise valuable funds for good causes, and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of it.”

Spectators paid £1 each to sponsor one of the hundreds of plastic ducks released onto the river, and after the race, it was the duck belonging to Anne and Nick Garner who crossed the finish line in first place.

Anne and Nick received a £100 cash prize, while runner-up, Sara Bray, received £50.

As well as watching the action unfold on the river, the crowds enjoyed a whole host of attractions on land, including refreshments and twelve stalls featuring local charities and organisations, with Bloor Homes as one of them.

Proceeds from the event will go to the funds of Wistaston Community Council, Wistaston Memorial Hall and Community Centre, and several local charities.

Sponsor Bloor Homes, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, has just launched its new Wistaston Brook development off Church Lane in Wistaston, and has developments nearby in Crewe, Holmes Chapel and Congleton.