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Thursday, August 14, 2014
People went quackers for some very special rubber ducks at a charity auction which raised £7,500 for children’s charity Break.
More than 70 of the colourful characters went under the hammer at the auction at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich tonight. The ducks - designed by local artists and sponsored by local organisations - had been created for the 2014 Grand Norwich Duck Race on the River Wensum earlier this month. Among the array of designs was a Statue of Liberty duck, YodaDuck, Duck QuackEnroe, and Ducky Parton.
Following the auction, Break tweeted: “Thank you everyone, you are awesome and so special.”
The duck which sold for the most money was called Castle Quackery and fetched £750. Among the other ducks to go for high prices last night were Windy Duck (£500), Liberty (£380), YodaDuck (£320), Moss (£305), Duck QuackEnroe (£300), Hippy Chick (£200), Bee My Honey Duck (£200), and Ducky Parton (£160).
Elliot Symonds was the auctioneer for the night.
• For more about Break visit www.break-charity.org