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Norwich’s decorated ducks raise £7,500 for Break charity

20:31 14 August 2014

Grand Norwich Duck Race Auction 2014 in aid of children

Grand Norwich Duck Race Auction 2014 in aid of children's charity Break.

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People went quackers for some very special rubber ducks at a charity auction which raised £7,500 for children’s charity Break.

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Grand Norwich Duck Race Auction 2014 in aid of children's charity Break.Grand Norwich Duck Race Auction 2014 in aid of 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

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