Having a quacking time

The Three Duckateers at Ormerod Trust Duckathon at Fairhaven Lake AND (below) Six-year-old Elissa Southern, who attends Ansdell Primary School, hooks a duck.
The Three Duckateers at Ormerod Trust Duckathon at Fairhaven Lake AND (below) Six-year-old Elissa Southern, who attends Ansdell Primary School, hooks a duck.
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A DUCK themed afternoon at Fairhaven Lake proved a quacking success.

The Duckathon held by the St Annes’ Ormerod Trust raised £2,000 towards computers which can be voice and screen-touch controlled for the charity which offers support to people with learning disabilities.

Six-year-old Elissa Southern, who attends Ansdell Primary School, hooks a duck.

Six-year-old Elissa Southern, who attends Ansdell Primary School, hooks a duck.

As well as a duck race, there were a host of bird-related games and Sue Sharples, chief executive of the Ormerod Trust, based on Headroomgate Road, said: “It was a lovely afternoon and thanks to everyone for coming along and for supporting the event by buying ducks for the race.

“The Duckathon was part of our 40th anniversary celebrations but it proved so successful that we might well make it an annual event.

“We were fortunate that the weather was kind.

“Everybody had a great time and we were delighted to raise £2,000 towards the special computers we are looking to buy.”

Nine-year-olds George Ball and Sophie Hird shared the £100 first prize in the duck race, while other games included hook-a duck, name-a-duck and chuck-a-duck and there was even fortune telling carried out by a fortune teller in duck costume.