Wednesday 18th April 2012
Thousands of rubber ducks will be raced down a river to raise money for a charity supporting visually impaired people.
The Ey Up Mi Duck Race, organised by Sight Support Derbyshire, will see hundreds of people sponsor rubber ducks which will make their way down the River Derwent.
It has become the charity's biggest annual event since it was started four years ago. The race, which has previously attracted crowds of more than 1,000 people, last year raised £8,500.
A yet-to-be named Derby County player will be signing autographs at the event, which will be opened by the club's mascot, Rammie.
Ducks can be sponsored for £1. Alternatively, organisations can adopt, dress and race giant ducks to enter the corporate race for a donation of £30, with a prize of a two-night stay at the Birchover Hotel Apartment, for the winning entry,
The charity has also arranged stalls and children's games including a bungee run, bouncy castle and face-painting.
The event takes place on June 2 on the Green behind Derby Cathedral. It starts at 11am, and the duck race starts at 2pm.
To hold a stall on the day, buy raffle tickets or dress a duck, email firstname.lastname@example.org.