Lions Charity Duck Race – Sunday 9th July 2023

During the afternoon of Sunday 9th July, Old Leigh Town will be invaded by one thousand four hundred rubber ducks.

With the aid of members of the Leigh on Sea Lions Club and 3rd Chalkwell Bay Scouts, they will make their way on the incoming tide from Bell Wharf up Leigh Creek towards Billet Wharf where the leading duck will win its sponsor one hundred pounds, easily enough to purchase a decent meal and a pint at the nearby Crooked Billet.

The second, third and fourth ducks to arrive at their destination also reward their sponsors with a cash prize and then its utter mayhem as the Lions, ably abetted by the Scouts, do their best to retrieve the remaining thirteen hundred and ninety-six ducks from the creek before they make their way headlong towards Two-Tree Island and ultimately, Tilbury Docks.

The whole exercise is just one of the many charity-based community events organised by Leigh on Sea Lions Club in Old Leigh Town during the year which, together with the proceeds from sales from their Charity Shop, has enabled the Lions to make charitable donations to local good causes amounting to almost half a million pounds.

More details from Tony Prior 07805 641797

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