Get quacking for seniors
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-07-13
London Duck Race
Up to 30,000 plastic ducks will taking part in the first ever Great London Duck Race which is in aid of Jewish senior citizen home, Nightingale.
The ducks, which can be sponsored for £10 each, will start their race at Battersea Park by the Pagoda and will move towards Albert Bridge where the race will end.
The winning duck will win the sponsor a £4,000 jewellery voucher while runner-up prizes on offer include a holiday to Egypt, a weekend in New York and camcorder.
Races with plastic ducks have proven to be a popular way for fundraising in other parts of the country and Nightingale hopes being the first to organise it in London will appeal to the public.