Decorated ducks are preparing for a quacking good race on Norwich’s River Wensum

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

From Giraffy Duck to Bauble Christmas Quacker - a colourful collection of decorated ducks will be taking to the River Wensum for some quacking good fun later this month.

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

They are all contenders in the 6th Grand Norwich Duck Race from St George's Bridge to Fye Bridge which will take place on August 27 to raise funds for children's charity Break.

Sarah Bunn, from Break, said: 'We have about 100 ducks taking part and people can still enter ducks at the moment if they want to.

'We have been hugely supported by so many wonderful artists, and amazing individuals and companies who have gone completely quackers about taking part in this growing event.

'The race has become a bit of an institution. It is lovely that we can put on this free event for families to enjoy and raise money for Break too.'

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher


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The event is organised by Break in partnership with The Ribs of Beef, Norfolk Paddle Company, the Broads Authority and the Maids Head Hotel.

The festivities start at midday on August 27, with a duck parade on St George's Bridge.

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People can also sponsor a small duck for £2 for the individual duck race which will take place at 2pm with 3,000 little ducks.

The corporate duck race of decorated ducks will start at 2.30pm. There are still a few ducks left to sponsor for the corporate duck race.

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

For more about the Grand Norwich Duck Race and how to get involved, visit www.break-charity.org

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Sarah Bunn with two of the ducks. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Phoebe Self, Debs Whomes, Sally Adams, Ellie Edge, Julie Hunt and Sarah Bunn. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich.
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Preview of the hand painted ducks that will be taking part in Break's annual duck race in Norwich. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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