Great Bungay Duck Race returns with a splash

Last year's Great Bungay Duck Race on the River Waveney at Falcon Meadow. Picture: James Bass

Last year's Great Bungay Duck Race on the River Waveney at Falcon Meadow. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2016

Bungay is gearing up for its third annual duck race.

The event will be held at Falcon Meadow, between Bungay and Ditchingham, on Sunday, July 9.

Falcon Meadow was purchased by the community three years ago and money raised from the event will help aid the wildlife resource and public amenity space.

Local businesses are able to sponsor large ducks which they decorate for a best-dressed competition before racing on the river. The competition was won last year by Geraldine Cosgrove, proprietor of the Little Green Wholefood Shop.

Simon Thompson, chairman of Bungay Events and Business Association (BEBA) and a duck sponsor, said: 'The race brings people into the town, and highlights what a pro-active community this is.


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'It's a real example of how much people love Bungay.'

The event begins at noon and the day will see two other races take place along with food, drink, entertainment and children's activities.

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For more information visit www.falconmeadow.org.uk

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